East London Travel Guide



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.

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Accommodation near East London

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

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Bonza Bay Luxury Suite

Sleeps 4 Bonza Bay Self-catering in Bonza Bay

Bonza Bay Luxury Suite is situated in a private, secure environment within walking distance to the b...

from R550
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 R900
1 night, 2 adults

Coastal Apartment

Sleeps 4 Quigney Self-catering in Quigney

Nestled on the highest point of the East London beachfront, our fully furnished self-catering apartm...

from R1105
1 night, 2 adults

18th Avenue

Sleeps 13 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

18th Avenue offers accommodation in spacious self-catering units located in Gonubie. The accommodati...

from R1576
1 night, 2 adults

Quarry Lake Inn

Sleeps 32 Selborne Guest House in Selborne

Spacious and elegantly furnished rooms open onto balconies or the gardens, which have views of the b...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Cove View B&B (Self-catering)

Sleeps 16 Cove Rock Guest House, Cove Rock Self-catering in Cove Rock

Cove View B&B (Self-catering) is situated along the Sunshine Coast. This little piece of paradise en...

from R960
1 night, 2 adults

Absolute Cornwall

Sleeps 41 Vincent Bed and Breakfast in Vincent

Absolute Cornwall is a sophisticated bed and breakfast situated in East London. Our location is uniq...

from R600
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 R940
1 night, 2 adults

Chamberlain Guest House

Sleeps 16 Vincent Guest House in Vincent

Chamberlain Guest House is a warm and peaceful guest house nestling in the garden suburb of Vincent,...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

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Sleeps 22 Bunkers Hill Guest House in Bunkers Hill

Set in the midst of tropical gardens rich with bird life, with views of the Indian Ocean just beyond...