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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 R750
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 R650
1 night, 2 adults

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Sleeps 23 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...

from R780
1 night, 2 adults

Pollock's B&B

Sleeps 10 Baysville Bed and Breakfast in Baysville

Pollock's B&B was established in 1997 and is conveniently positioned on a non-through road in the qu...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Glengarriff Lodge

Sleeps 12 Glengarriff Lodge in Glengarriff

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Aristocats Guest Lodge

Sleeps 17 Bunkers Hill Guest House in Bunkers Hill

This beautifully appointed guest house is a haven of tranquility, ideal for holidaymakers, business ...

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

Coogee Bay Unit 12

Sleeps 4 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

from R1096
1 night, 2 adults

Day's End Guest House

Sleeps 18 Vincent Bed and Breakfast in Vincent

Day's End Guest House offers stately elegance in an idyllic setting with expensive lawns and a spark...

from R875
1 night, 2 adults

Lollee's Place

Sleeps 13 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...

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