The Irresistible Charms of East London

It is said that anyone with a vivid imagination should definitely visit South Africa. Its history, landscapes, culture seem to all but speak to the visitor.


East London is a city in the south eastern coast of Eastern Cape province in South Africa. The beautiful city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, between the two rivers namely, Buffalo River and the Nahoon River. We have listed down the top attractions of this ‘wild’ province.


The strip of this dramatic coastline is an untamed wilderness offering incredible views of jagged cliffs, sheltered bays, beautiful beaches and rolling hills and valleys. This place can be enjoyed on horseback and is sheer bliss for hikers. Water activities like diving and snorkeling are the highlights of the destination and offer a spectacular under water experience.


Addo Elephant National park is rated as the third largest reserve in South Africa for its incredibly wide diversity of wildlife and vegetation. It’s home to buffalos, leopards, lions, rhinos, white sharks, southern white whales and is especially famed as a place where one can see gigantic elephants up close. The rarely spotted dung beetles are an unusual attraction here. The park is also known for its hiking trails. More adventurous visitors may want to explore the place on horseback.


Shamwari is a private game reserve which has been voted as the best conservation company for 10 consecutive years. For an outing with the family, there is perhaps no better destination for Safari than ‘Shamwari’. Special programs for kids are also available here. After admiring magnificent wildlife, you can pamper yourself with luxurious spas there and treat your eyes to the sunset at the beach behind the reserve.


Grahamstown National Arts Festival is South Africa’s largest and most vibrant cultural event. It beckons hordes of people. In fact, the population of Grahamstown almost doubles every year for eleven days in the month of June/July. Over 50,000 people flock here to experience South Africa’s celebrated cuisines, and music, theatre, crafts, art and sheer amusement.