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 R950
1 night, 2 adults

Cloud 9 on George Randall

Sleeps 13 Gonubie Guest House in Gonubie

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

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Bon à Vie B&B & Self Catering

Sleeps 9 Gonubie Guest House in Gonubie

Spoil yourself and enjoy the best in life, come and experience the ultimate luxury of our upmarket, ...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Eagle's Rest

Sleeps 5 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

Eagle’s Rest cottage is situated high up, overlooking the Gonubie River valley, with magnificent riv...

from R540
1 night, 2 adults

The Valley Lodge

Sleeps 10 Nahoon Self-catering in Nahoon

We offer centrally located self-catering accommodation in a pretty thatched cottage, with three self...

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 R600
1 night, 2 adults

Cove View B&B (Self-catering)

Sleeps 12 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 R4500
1 night, 2 adults

On The Rocks

Sleeps 10 Glengarriff Self-catering in Glengarriff

On The Rocks is located on the East London east coast, in a small village called Glengariff, approxi...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Lighthouse Accommodation

Sleeps 6 Beacon Bay Self-catering in Beacon Bay

Wake up to the sound of the waves breaking and enjoy the sea views of Nahoon Beach from your own pri...

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

Makulu Manzi

Sleeps 6 Glengarriff Self-catering in Glengarriff

Nothing between you the rocks and the sea. Sit on the timber deck and enjoy an uninterrupted 180 deg...