East London Places of Interest

East London is situated on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN East London

Amalinda Nature Reserve

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 ...

East London Aquarium

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 ...

East London Beaches

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 ...

East London City Hall

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 ...

East London Coast Nature Reserve

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 ...

East London Golf Club

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 ...

East London Harbour

Also known as the Port of East London, the East London Harbour is significant for many reasons, not least of all its being the only commercial river port in South Africa. It is situated at the beautiful ...

East London Museum

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 ...

Nahoon Point Nature Reserve

Dubbed one of the most scenic coastal reserves in the country, the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve in East London is a South African gem. But, it is not only for this its extraordinary natural beauty and ...

Umtiza Forest Reserve

The Umtiza Nature Reserve is a forest reserve on the Buffalo Pass. It lies alongside the bell-shape of the Buffalo River as it sweeps away to follow the course of the pass road, before curving south to run ...

West Bank Golf Club

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 ...

Attractions AROUND East London

Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area

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 ...

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve

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 ...

Kwelera National Botanical Garden

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 ...

Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance

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 ...

The Olivewood Golf Course

The Olivewood Golf Course in Cintsa is just 40 kilometres from East London in the scenic South African province of the Eastern Cape. The 18-hole championship course is a prized feature of the Olivewood Private ...

... and little further afield

Ghio Wetland Nature Reserve

The Ghio pans lie barely inland of Kenton-on-Sea on the floodplain of the Bushmans River. During times of drought they dry out completely, which is why they are described as either 'erratically flooded pans' ...

Groot River Pass

Between Plettenberg Bay and Jeffreys Bay lies the R102. It leaves the N2 and winds its way down into Nature's Valley and then back out again, crossing a huge coastal plateau in the process. To facilitate the ...

Jeffreys Bay Golf Club

Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the world’s most popular surfing hubs, but it is also home to the Jeffrey’s Bay Golf Course, where avid golfers and holiday-makers alike can enjoy a day spent in the South African ...

Noorsekloof Nature Reserve

The Eastern Cape is abundant in fascinating fauna and flora. It has a unique combination of species and is rich in its biodiversity. The Noorsekloof Nature Reserve is dedicated to showing some of this off to ...

Seekoei Nature Reserve

The Seekoei Nature Reserve is situated between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach, just outside of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape. The reserve has a total area of 60 hectares and lies on the estuary formed by the ...

Settlers Park Nature Reserve

The Baakens River Valley runs through the heart of Port Elizabeth, and is frequented by picnicking families, bridal couples having beautiful photographs taken and hikers taking in the beauty of the lush ...

St Croix Island Marine Reserve

The St Croix Island Marine Reserve lies in Algoa Bay, a series of three islands (the islands of the cross) just north-east of Port Elizabeth. St Croix and its two sister islets – Jahleel Island and Brenton ...

St Croix Island Penguin Colony

St Croix is home to the largest African penguin colony in the world. It lies 4 km offshore between the Coega and Sundays River mouths, part of a group of coastal island clustered roughly into two groups of ...

Swartkops Estuary

It might be right in the heart of urban living but the Swartkops Estuary, 8 km north of Port Elizabeth, and its adjacent salt pans are a highlight for any bird fundi intent on sighting estuarine waders and ...

Woody Cape Nature Reserve

The conservation area extends over about 25 000 ha of lightly undulating to flat terrain and incorporates the Alexandria coastal dune fields (known as the Woody Cape Nature Reserve). This is a young and ...

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