Map of East London, Eastern Cape
East London Map - East London detail and street level map showing the suburbs, major attractions and landmarks of East London including the location of the East London Museum, the location of the Beaches of East London and the two golf courses. East London is the gateway to the Wild Coast and the Sunshine Coast and the only river port in South Africa - one of the most appealing cities on the coast. For additional information please visit East London Information.
If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at East London Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through East London, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our East London Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out East London Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.
Featured Attractions in (or near) East London
The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from the ever-growing city hub of East London in the Eastern Cape. Established in 1968, this reserve measures 134 hectares and boasts some of the stunning vegetation for which this part of the world is so loved. This includes an enormous ... more information
The Eastern Cape's Dwesa-Cwebe lies between East London and Port St Johns, divided into Cwebe to the east, and Dwesa to the south-west of the Mbashe River. The Marine Protected Area stretches 14 km along the length of the two reserves, three to five kilometres ... more information
Opened in December 1931, the aquarium is the oldest in South Africa. More than 400 species of fish, penguins and seals can be seen. Make sure you make it in time to see the seal show. The display of Cape Pigmy clawed lobsters is the only one of its kind in the world. The whale deck has a telescope ... more information
Think warm Indian Ocean waters and sub-tropical weather that allow visitors to enjoy the climate all year round - East London basks gloriously between the Nahoon River in the north and the Buffalo River to the south of the city, and the phrase ‘unspoilt beaches’ was termed with East London’s beaches in ... more information
The foundation stone of the stately East London City Halll was laid in 1897. The clock tower commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. Built in the Victorian Renaissance style, the marble for the imposing staircase at the East London City Hall, in Oxford Street, was imported from Italy. more information
The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 000 hectares of conservation area made up of ten coastal reserves and two inland state ... more information
The East London Golf Club, skilfully fashioned out of dense coastal bush, hills and dunes, just a few metres away from the warm water of the Indian Ocean, has hosted six South African Opens, which confirms the high esteem in which the course is held. There are breathtaking views of the sea ... more information
The East London Museum has the world's only dodo egg, a large natural science collection, collections ranging from the prehistoric times of South Africa to the early history of the Xhosa people. The Museum has a model of a coelacanth. This ancient fish species is estimated to be about 350-million years ... more information
Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve is one of ten nature reserves that collectively make up the East London Coast Nature Reserve – a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east, all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south east ... more information
Kwelera is officially classified as a 'conservation garden' promoting biodiverisity education to locals and attracting tourists to the region. But it is going to be some time before its intention to attract visitors and learners becomes a reality. Its proclamation as a botanical garden is only the first ... more information
Bantu Steven Biko, one of the most recognised leaders of the Black Consciousness Movement, is regarded as one of the greatest martyrs of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Born in the township of Ginsberg just outside King William’s Town, Steve Biko was to die whilst in police custody in 1977, after being held ... more information
The West Bank Golf Club, which celebrated its centenary in October 2007, has an 18 hole golf course rated as Number 93 in South Africa. Enjoy lovely views of the sea from every tee when playing the 18-hole West Bank Golf Course. As friendly as the rest of East London, the club welcomes visitors every day ... more information