Eastern Cape Things To Do

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

Destinations in Eastern Cape

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Deo Volente Coffee Shop

Where? Greenacres
Deo Volente, which translates to 'God willing', is an inviting little coffee shop situated in the heart of the residential suburb of Newton Park. Set in one of the old restored homes of this area, it exudes a ...

Van Stadens Beach

Where? Van Stadens
Van Stadens, as an area, lies about 45 kilometres from Port Elizabeth; almost halfway to Jeffrey’s Bay. It is characterised by the deep gorge, the Van Stadens River and the stunning beach at this river’s ...

Andersons Dam Trail

Where? Stutterheim
For a fun filled family day out, grab a picnic basket, rustle up the kids and head to the Andersons Dam Trail. The 8 kilometer walk is easy and suitable for all people at all fitness levels. The walk ...

Search for the Perfect Wave

Where? St Francis Bay
Surfing film pioneer Bruce Brown hunted the world's perfect surf spots in the 1960's cult film classic ' The Endless Summer'. The tag line; 'The Search for the Perfect Wave'. Featured surf spot; Seal Point, ...

Visit the Island Nature Reserve

Where? Seaview
Spend the day at The Island Nature Reserve. The reserve is located approximately 25 km from Port Elizabeth and accessed via the Seaview Road turn off along the national road. The Reserve comprises 480 ha ...

Poenskop Beach

Where? Port St Johns
Poenskop beach lies to the north of Port St Johns and is one of the most isolated beaches on the Wild Coast. As you make your way to Poenskop, a few huts will be passed en route, but there is really ...

Chokka Trail Slack Packing

Where? St Francis Bay
While St Francis Bay, Oyster Bay, Cape St Francis and Port St Francis play host to slack packers on the Chokka Trial, ancient Khoisan fish traps, shell middens, southern right whales, otters and bushbuck, a ...

Buy African Crafts at Ezamaxhosa Craft

Where? Summerstrand
EzamaXhosa (meaning 'Belonging to the Xhosa People') displays and sells genuine handmade craft found only in the Eastern Cape. When the shop first opened its doors to the public in December 2002, only nine ...

Café Neo East London

Where? East London
Cafe Neo's name says a lot about it's ethos: stemming from the Greek word, 'Kafeneo', which translates to 'coffee house' or 'social bar and cafe', which were the name of Greek coffee houses in every ...

St Francis Bay Beach

Where? St Francis Bay
St Francis Bay is popular for so many reasons. It is a holiday town that is less than an hour’s drive from the metropolis of Port Elizabeth. It exudes a laid-back atmosphere, with friendly locals and beautiful ...

Leo's Bistro and Lounge

Where? Walmer
Leo’s Bistro and Lounge is attached to the popular Ibhayi Guest Lodge under the towering leafy trees so typical of Walmer. It is part of the Lion Roars group and lives up to its respected reputation. While ...

Shipwreck hiking trail

Where? Port Alfred
Start: Port Alfred Finish: Fish River Mouth near East London Duration: 69 km over five days Fitness: moderate Our tip: a six night version of the hike includes canoeing (fairly gentle paddle worth ...

Watch Whales and Dolphins play

Where? St Francis Bay
Mark your footprints on the sunlit sand of St Francis Bay while watching whales make waves in the inviting warmth of the Indian Ocean. Dip your toes in the ripples and hold your gaze steady for the ...

Shire Wild Bulb Nursery

Where? Stutterheim
The Shire Wild Bulb Nursery is an indigenous nursery with a large range of indigenous trees and an extensive collection of Eastern Cape bulbs, some of which are endangered species. The nursery supplies both ...

Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum

Where? Stutterheim
The Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum is believed to have one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of restored stationary engines, all in mint running condition, in the world. The oldest ...

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