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Our guide to Eastern Cape Regional Overview by our Eastern Cape local expert - The Eastern Cape in South Africa is an enormously diverse, scenic and in large parts, undeveloped region. The long and picturesque coastline of the Eastern Cape stretches from the Tsitsikamma National Park in the west of the province, through South Africa’s friendly city – Port Elizabeth and on up the Sunshine Coast to the Shipwreck Coast of the former Ciskei homelands. From here the coastline continues past East London and on to the spectacular and sub-tropical Wild Coast, home to the Transkei tribe.
Our guide to Gamtoos River Valley by our Eastern Cape local expert - Why go?Known as the vegetable basket of the Eastern Cape, the Gamtoos River Valley is not only rich in unspoilt and superb scenery but has a variety of interesting places to visit and things to do. Somewhat off the beaten track, the Gamtoos River Valley is on the eastern fringes of the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and is the perfect place to visit for anyone looking to get back to nature and enjoy the great unspoilt outdoors. With some great country accommodation, excellent hiking, wildlife spotting, 4x4 trails and quaint country restaurants, shops and farm stalls, the Gamtoos River Valley and the Baviaanskloof are well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys country life or is simply looking to escape the hassles of everyday life.
Our guide to Grahamstown by our Eastern Cape local expert - Grahamstown was founded in 1812 by the British as part of their colonial expansion plan in South Africa. The years that followed saw increased tension between the local Xhosa tribe and the British Colonial Army. This culminated with an ill-fated attempt by the Xhosa Warriors to capture Grahamstown in 1819.
Our guide to Jeffreys Bay by our Eastern Cape local expert -
Our guide to Karoo by our Eastern Cape local expert - The Karoo is an enormous semi-arid desert area of South Africa that can be found inland from the Garden Route. It is an ancient fossil-rich land with an array of interesting plants, wildlife and historical sites and towns. Across the Karoo National Park many activities are on offer including many great hiking and 4x4 trails; take in the Valley of Desolation with its sheer cliffs and precariously balanced columns of Dolerite rising over 100 metres from the valley floor for some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. A visit to the Ou Schuur Information Centre will provide visitors with a great introduction to the area’s cultural and ecological history from the early Khoi San tribes who once inhabited the region and left their marks in the many caves, to the 19th century farmers who chose to settle in this arid region.
Our guide to Port Elizabeth by our Eastern Cape local expert - Why go? Port Elizabeth or the ‘friendly city’ is a top seaside destination at the end of the picturesque Garden Route in South Africa. Beautiful beaches – great for swimming and water sports, fantastic wildlife spotting, good shopping, bars and restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities make it a fun place for all the family to visit.
Our guide to Richmond Hill Port Elizabeth by our Eastern Cape local expert - One of Port Elizabeth’s original residential suburbs, Richmond Hill is a charming and unique area of Port Elizabeth and well worth a visit. Oozing with colonial charm and bohemian chic, Richmond Hill’s trendy ambience will hit you at once. Delightfully restored Edwardian and Victorian cottages line the streets and give visitors a sense of the Port Elizabeth of a bygone era. If exploring the area on foot or on a bicycle you can almost picture yourself having stepped back a couple of hundred years to the early days of this now busy city.
Our guide to St Francis by our Eastern Cape local expert - St Francis Quick Travel Guide
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