603 Things To Do in Eastern Cape

The second largest province in the country, the Eastern Cape has a diversity that extends across landscapes ranging from the desert of the Great Karoo to the pounding waves of the Wild Coast. The selection of adventure includes the world’s biggest waves, the only snow slopes on the continent, and the highest bungee-jump in the southern hemisphere. The highlights of the Eastern Cape are without doubt the Addo Elephant Park, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, and the surfing capital of Jeffreys Bay. But don’t forget the hidden treasures of Cape St Francis, Kaaiman's River Bridge, the Owl House and the Apple Express.

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Sardinia Bay Family Entertainment / Horse Riding / Sports & Leisure

Heavenly Stables Adventure Beach Trails

The exquisite expanses of the Sardinia Bay Beach are the backdrop and adventure hotspot for those making use of Heavenly Stables. This stable is situated within close proximity to the Sardinia Bay Reserve, which ... more

WHEN?
Booking is required.

Addo Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Adrenalin Addo

The Eastern Cape has so much to offer in the way of fun and adventure, as Adrenalin Addo proves to perfection. Situated on Happy Lands Farm, Adrenalin Addo takes advantage of the gorgeous landscapes to introduce ... more

WHEN?
Tuesday to Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Closed Mondays except during school and public holidays.

Morgans Bay Bistros & Pubs / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

The Yellowwood Forest Tea Garden and Pizzeria

In the serene little seaside village of Morgan Bay on the Wild Coast, it’s hard to do anything but relax. The cool spray of the sea, the warm white sand underfoot, the gentle touch of the Eastern Cape sunshine and ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.
Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 18h00.
Open until late in the holidays.
Closed on Christmas Day.

Morgans Bay Cultural Villages / Township Tours

Thandi's Khaya

The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa celebrates the Xhosa culture in many ways - from traditional African villages to the beaded arts and crafts sold in city centres. In the serene seaside village of Morgan ... more

WHEN?
Booking is required.

Amakhala Big Game & Wildlife

Day Safari at Amakhala Game Reserve

Guided by experienced rangers on open Land Rovers, Amakhala Game Reserve offers a day safari aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscape including: The Big 5, Black ... more

WHEN?
1 May to 31 August at 11h00.
1 September to 30 April at 12h00.

+/- 25km from Port Alfred Cafés & Coffee Shops / Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries / Arts & Crafts / Wheelchair Friendly

The Red Apple Emporium

So much more than a Farm Stall, The Red Apple is a veritable treasure trove of exquisite and interesting things. Some imported, some local; their gifts and products are unique special. Amongst many other things, ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 17h15.
Saturdays from 09h00 to 14h00.
Sundays from 10h00 to 14h00.

Seaview Animal Sanctuaries / Big Game & Wildlife

Seaview Predator Park

The Seaview Predator Park is one of the Friendly City’s most prized attractions, as it combines so many irresistible things to see and do, within the borders of one easy-to-navigate park. It is situated in the ... more

WHEN?
Daily from 9h00 to 17h00. Feeding of Lions at 12h00 noon on Sundays.

Nature's Valley Hiking Trails

Hike the Otter Trail

The Otter Trail follows the magnificent Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature's Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5 kms long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The ... more

WHEN?
Bookings for the trail can be made through the South African National Parks.

Kirkwood Animal Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Daniell Cheetah Breeding Project

Cheetahs are acclaimed the world around for their stealth, grace and power. These African predators are beautiful, with plenty of character. However, like many other wild cats, they also face some threats in the ... more

WHEN?
Open daily from from 09h00 to 16h00.
Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Van Stadens Nature Reserves / Birding

Visit the Van Stadens Flower Reserve

Enjoy a family day out at Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve. This is a 500 hectare floral wonderland reserve and is located 35km from Port Elizabeth, bisected by the N2 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town highway. The ... more

WHEN?
Daily from 08h00 to 17h00

Walmer Cycling

Cycle the Baakens River Mountain Bike Trail

Get some exercise on the Baakens River Mountain Bike Trail. The Baakens River has a total length of 23 km and is situated on approximately 500 hectares of public open space which falls under the jurisdiction of the ... more

WHEN?
Anytime that suits you!

Port Elizabeth Wheelchair Friendly / Museums

South African Airforce Museum In Port Elizabeth

The Port Elizabeth Branch of the South African Air Force Museum is located on the southern side of the Port Elizabeth Airport. The Museum boasts a total of nine aircraft, including helicopters, a supersonic jet ... more

WHEN?
Weekdays from 09h00 to 15h00; Sundays from 10h00 to 16h00.
Closed on Saturdays and Public Holidays.

Walmer Extreme Sports

Paintball Heaven

Run off some energy playing paintball. Paintball Heaven provides a platform for a fantastic fun-filled adventure. We cater for anyone who plays, is interested in, or wants to get more involved in paintball. Our ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00. The Uitenhage field is open on Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00.

Port Elizabeth Wheelchair Friendly / Museums / Art Galleries

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (formerly the King George VI Art Gallery) was opened on 22 June 1956 and renamed in December 2002. The collections are housed in two buildings framing the entrance to St ... more

WHEN?
Weekdays from 09h00 to 17h00 (Closed Tuesday mornings); Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays from 14h00 to 17h00; First Sunday of the month 09h00 to 14h00.

Central Art Galleries

GFI Art Gallery

Ron Belling (1933 - 1998) was a Port Elizabeth architect, aviation and marine painter, and an authority on aviation history, aircraft design, aircraft camouflage and markings. In 1977 he was appointed the first ... more

WHEN?
Weekdays from 10h00 to 16h00; Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 13h00 but Closed on 2nd weekend of the month (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) and religious holidays.

Eastern Cape as a destination

If you are considering visiting Eastern Cape or have already booked your Eastern Cape accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Eastern Cape, or view the events that are taking place in the Eastern Cape during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Tourist regions

Amatola, Baviaanskloof, Frontier Country, Greater Addo, Karoo Heartland, Northern Ukhahlamba, Port Elizabeth, Sunshine Coast, Tsitsikamma, Wild Coast

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