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 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 R450
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 ...

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...

Thornycroft Lodge
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from R525
1 night, 2 adults

Thornycroft Lodge

Sleeps 116 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 R600
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 R600
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 R850
1 night, 2 adults

Heavenly Holiday Apartment

Sleeps 6 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

Heavenly Holiday Apartment offers charming accommodation and is located in East London within walkin...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

At Eezze Self-catering Nahoon

Sleeps 10 Nahoon Self-catering in Nahoon

We offer three well-appointed rooms around a sparkling pool and braai area. We offer a private entra...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Glengarriff Lodge

Sleeps 12 Glengarriff Lodge in Glengarriff

Glengarriff Lodge is situated at the southern end of the magnificent Wild Coast, only 25 km from Eas...

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