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


Join a Drumming Circle at Imbizo Café

Where? East London
If you are traveling in the Eastern Cape, a fun activity not to be missed is to join a drum circle and try drumming! African cultures throughout history have unified tribes through universal musical ...

Diving At Riy Banks

Where? Summerstrand
For the more experienced thrill seeking divers, Riy Banks is a popular choice among the diving community. It is best known for its deep drop offs and small valleys and passages in which to swim through. ...

Day Trip in Sibuya Game Reserve

Where? Kenton On Sea
Sibuya Game Reserve offers daily trips onto the reserve hosted by a professional guide. A leisurely cruise up the Kariega River is followed by a three hour game drive and a delicious picnic lunch on the banks ...

Elephant Walk Restaurant Village

Where? Colleen Glen
In the green, leafy suburb of Colleen Glen, on Cow’s Corner, is the Elephant Walk Restaurant Village. This has become an institution, having been an old favourite in Port Elizabeth for decades. However, over ...

Golden Coast Restaurant

Where? Walmer
The Golden Coast is deceiving from the outside, from where it looks like a small, unassuming Chinese food outlet. Step inside, though, and this huge restaurant transports you to the East. Every wall and ...

Hike the Kologha Forest Trails

Where? Stutterheim
The Kologha Forest Trails are located in the eastern end of the Amatola Mountains which are near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. These mountains are covered in indigenous forest and montane grassland; making ...

Visit The Bathurst Toposcope

Where? Bathurst
A toposcope is basically a monument that is dedicated to people or past events and sits on hills or mountains in various locations. They indicate directions and distances to certain landmarks around the area. ...

Gately House Museum

Where? East London
Peruse through the former home of John Gately, an Irish Immigrant who was one of the founders of the municipal council and voted Mayor of East London a number of times. The East London museum attained his ...

Cape St Francis Lighthouse

Where? Cape St Francis
Boasting the tallest masonry tower on the South African coast, the Cape St Francis lighthouse, called such as it lies above the generous bay early Portuguese navigators christened such, actually lies on a ...

Shanna's Portuguese Restaurant

Where? Lorraine
Shanna’s, conveniently situated on Circular Drive, brings the authentic tastes of Portugal to the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth! Having been established more than a decade ago, Shanna’s has established a ...

Pirie Forest Hike

Where? King Williams Town
Start: southern end of the Maden Dam Finish: back where you started, as it's circular Duration: 9km Fitness: it's an easy walk Our tip: look out for Pirie Dam whilst travelling to the start of the hike – ...

Glen Eden Beach

Where? Glengarriff
Glen Eden Beach is fantastic for surfing all year round with an exposed beach break. Although this is a great beach to swim in it is advisable to be careful of rip tides and of sharks in the vicinity. ...

Slipway Pub and Grill

Where? Gonubie
The Slipway Pub and Grill has been a long-time favorite, popular with the beach crowd due to its proximity to Gonubie beach, and because it offers a fantastic product for the whole family. Slipway has a ...


Where? Kareedouw
An al fresco dining area specializing in gourmet braai (barbeque) and potjie (cooking pot placed on coals) evenings, E’lapa is the exciting new addition to the trio of restaurants at the lodge. Linked to ...

Cintsa Beach

Where? Cintsa
A lovely sandy beach that invites long romantic walks and long lazy days of sun-bathing. Cintsa Beach is divided by the river estuary - to the west lies a small beach that is home to a well-known backpackers ...

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