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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Visit the Horse Memorial

Where? Central
Visit the Horse Memorial on the corner of Russel and Cape Road. The Memorial commemorates all those horses that fell serving their masters during the Anglo-Boer War. The Horse Memorial was erected and ...

Grass Roof Farm Stall

Where? Sardinia Bay
The Grass Roof Coffee Shop and Farm Stall is perched on Seaview Road, where it is hard to miss for its dinkum grass-covered roof, complete with real, beautiful flowers. This gorgeous Port Elizabeth favourite ...

The Dutch Reformed Mother Church

Where? Cradock
The Dutch Reformed Church was a Reformed denomination in the Netherlands, stemming from the Roman Catholic Church, beginning in 1570. It was an amalgamation between the Reformed and Evangelical churches in the ...

Ouma Rusks Factory

Where? Molteno
Ouma Rusks are one of South Africa’s most beloved (and now world-famous) products, now exported to South African communities all over the world. Based in Molteno in the Eastern Cape, you need only follow ...

Horse Riding in Wild Mountain Country

Where? Barkly East
Wild Mountain Adventures offers horse riding trails from a couple of hours to a multi-day trek visiting different farms. We provide well-schooled horses, suitable for all standards. The Southern Drakensberg ...

Happy Hippo Play Farm

Where? Jeffreys Bay
The Afrikaans word for a hippopotamus is “seekoei”, which translates directly to “sea cow”. The Seekoei River, just outside Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape, is the beautiful object of the Happy Hippo vista ...

Bird Watching at Umzimvubu Retreat

Where? Port St Johns
Over 40 species of birds have been identified at Umzimvubu Retreat alone, including the rare Cape Parrot. Many other spots provide excellent bird watching like the forests, the bass dam for water birds, First ...

Hogsback Farmers Market

Where? Hogsback
Just outside the Butterfly Bistro, on the first Saturday of the month, is the popular Hogsback Farmers market. Sit in the bistro for a great coffee or a light lunch after shopping for all your goods at the ...

Kariega Beach

Where? Kenton-on-Sea
Kariega Beach is a secluded treasure on the Eastern Cape coastline. It is part of the quaint little seaside resort of Kenton-on-Sea, which is on the route between Port Elizabeth and East London.This little ...

Orient Beach

Where? East London
Lying on the eastern side of the Buffalo River on the south end of the esplanade in The Quigney, Orient beach used to be known as the Sandy Beach until 1907 when a Russian vessel called the SS Orient ran ...

Visit the Makana Botanical Gardens

Where? Grahamstown
Head off to the Makana Botanical gardens on a week-day morning when few people are around. You can enter after passing through the Rhodes University's Eden Grove. You can hope to see Cape weavers, greater ...

Natural Science Museum

Where? Grahamstown
The oldest of the Albany Museum Complex, the Natural Science Museum, was established in 1855. A visit to this museum will allow you to learn more about the natural history and science of the Eastern Cape. Some ...

Whale Watching off the PE Coast

Where? Port Elizabeth
This is a full day excursion of Whale Watching off the Port Elizabeth Coast available from Afrika Unique Tours. You can view the full itinerary at Whale Watching off the Port Elizabeth Coast. View from ...

Cape Recife Lighthouse

Where? Port Elizabeth
The spine on the Eastern Cape's Indian Ocean floor bed is stacked with rocks for vertebrae that form the east coast bay backbone. This 'Thunderbolt Reef' rising out of the dark waters of the south entrance to ...

Diving at Avalanche Reef

Where? Noordhoek
Just off the Wildside in Noordhoek, Port Elizabeth you will come across Avalanche, a popular dive site featuring overhangs and profound crevices. This rough reef has a length of 150 to 200 meters and reaches ...

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