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 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 R1200
1 night, 2 adults

Vans Beach House

Sleeps 8 Glengarriff Self-catering in Glengarriff

Guests hoping for a tranquil seaside getaway will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Vans ...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Rose Bella B&B

Sleeps 14 Quigney Bed and Breakfast in Quigney

Rose Bella B&B is situated in Quigney in East London. This private bed and breakfast offers seven s...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

At One Lodge

Sleeps 14 Selborne Self-catering in Selborne

from R875
1 night, 2 adults

Lollee's Place

Sleeps 12 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 R650
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...

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