East London Travel Guide

 

Description

East London is a pleasantly laid back little city with lovely beaches and great surf. Pretty little seaside resorts stretch out to the north, eventually culminating in the fabulously scenic Wild Coast, where you can do coastal hikes - on your own or supported - horse trails, some gentle river paddling and awesome surfing. There are some small game farms nearby and fantastic hikes in the not too distant Hogsback Mountains.

East London has some great cultural attractions, including a wonderful natural history museum, where you can see the only dodo egg in existence - but don't expect Jurassic Park, it's a bit dodgy.

What isn't dodgy, though, is the fact that it was this museum that identified the first specimen of a coelacanth - there's a great exhibit outlining the history of this awesome prehistoric fish. Previously known only from the fossil record, it was assumed to be extinct, and is believed to be the missing link between aquatic and terrestrial animals. OK - one of the missing links - it's quite a long chain.

East London has all the facilities you'd expect in medium sized city - good hotels, sufficient shopping opportunities, yummy restaurants and an airport - while still retaining the sleepy charm of a village.

In and Around

Nearby Locations
Nearest Airport
Featured Destinations
Beaches
Gallery and Museums
 

Accommodation near East London

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Driftwood Studios

Sleeps 12 Sunrise On Sea Self-catering in Sunrise On Sea

Relax in one of two hand-built cottages located in the grounds of Driftwood Sculpture Studios, near ...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

Cloud 9 on George Randall

Sleeps 14 Gonubie Guest House in Gonubie

Top-class luxury set in scenic and tranquil surroundings, with views of the Gqunube River.

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Silvermoon Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 8 Nahoon Bed and Breakfast in Nahoon

Silvermoon Bed and Breakfast is a charming accommodation option in Nahoon in East London. With comf...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Rainbird B&B

Sleeps 16 Gonubie Guest House, Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

Rainbird B&B is a comfortable bed and breakfast establishment situated in Gonubie, an increasingly p...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

ChanteClear Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 18 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

ChanteClear Bed and Breakfast is located along the Gonubie beach front, and allows guests to unwind ...

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from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Plumbago Cottage

Sleeps 2 Vincent Self-catering in Vincent

Plumbago Cottage is situated within the suburb of Vincent in East London which offers easy access to...

from R535
1 night, 2 adults

Selborne Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 24 Selborne Bed and Breakfast in Selborne

Selborne Bed and Breakfast exudes a warm, homely feeling. We are situated in the heart of Selborne, ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Portside Inn

Sleeps 20 Quigney Self-catering in Quigney

Portside Inn offers personal attention from the owners and full English breakfasts are on offer with...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Grande Vista Guest House

Sleeps 10 Gonubie Guest House in Gonubie

Grande Vista is an elegant Tuscan villa overlooking the Gonubie River. There are huge palms in the b...

from R625
1 night, 2 adults

Thornycroft Lodge

Sleeps 60 Horseshoe Valley Backpacker in Horseshoe Valley

We are located in the country side on the banks of the Nahoon River, 5km from the N2 Amalinda exit. ...