African Travel Concept

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a place of rugged beauty. Its pristine coastline, virgin bush and sub-tropical forests exist as though untouched by time. It’s the home of the Big Five, most popular province for surfing, and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. It boasts many natural, historical and cultural attractions and activities.

Stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the southern Drakensberg to the lush forests of Tsitsikamma and flanked by the Indian Ocean, it's not surprising the Eastern Cape is described as a province of great extremes.

Home to the Xhosa tribe, the Eastern Cape has a rich heritage and history over the centuries, with Port Elizabeth as a pivotal point of interest in the development of modern history and international influence.

Its natural diversity is second to none: the Eastern Cape incorporates parts of all 7 ecological zones that occur in South Africa, this heralds a colourful assortment of fauna and flora, including Africa's Big Five; an abundance of birdlife, with hundreds of recorded species; and a rich and varied marine life, including 27 species of whales and dolphins.

The Addo Elephant Park, with the “Big 7” – the Big 5, Great White Shark and Whales - is a major tourist attraction of the province. Additionally, you can visit the Tsitsikamma forest as part of the Garden Route.

Wild, beautiful and totally absorbing - a world of wonder awaits the visitor in South Africa's Eastern Cape.

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