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 R600
1 night, 2 adults

Parrot Peek Inn

Sleeps 14 Beacon Bay Self-catering in Beacon Bay

Friendly and affordable owner-managed 3 Star accommodation that comprises five en-suite units with p...

from R540
1 night, 2 adults

Byways Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 15 Baysville Bed and Breakfast in Baysville

Peaceful and tranquil, Byways Bed and Breakfast is just 500 metres from the main beach. Most of the ...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Ocean Bed

Sleeps 2 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

Ocean Bed is situated in Gonubie, a small village town about 15 minutes' drive from East London. Gon...

from R490
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 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 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 R500
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 R980
1 night, 2 adults

Harewood Lodge

Sleeps 24 Nahoon Guest House in Nahoon

Harewood Lodge Guest House is situated in the tranquil heart of Nahoon Mouth, on the doorstep of our...

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. ...

from R650
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...