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

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 R580
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 R1740
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 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 R700
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 R750
1 night, 2 adults

Lollee's Place

Sleeps 4 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

Lollee's Place is a two-bedroom, full self-catering garden cottage. It is ideal for those who need a...

from R430
1 night, 2 adults

Crowned Crane

Sleeps 24 Gonubie Guest House in Gonubie

We look forward to welcoming you to the Crowned Crane, a 3 Star graded establishment that is also a...

from R940
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 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...

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