52 Things To Do in East London

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East London Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops / Casual Dining

Jam Sessions at Imbizo Jazz Cafe

The entertainment at Imbizo Café includes Jazz evenings with live acts on Fridays and Saturdays. A live band can be hired for group bookings subject to their request. There are also poetry evenings on the first and ... more

WHEN?
Open daily for Breakfast from 07h00 to 10h00; Lunch from 12h00 to 15h00 and Dinner from 18h00 to 21h00.

East London Family Entertainment

Join a Drumming Circle at Imbizo Café

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 languages ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

East London Lighthouses / Sight Seeing

Hood Point Lighthouse

At a height of 19 meters, the Hood Point Lighthouse stands as tall as the pine tress that flank its masonry tower like botanical bodyguards. Smart and proud this maritime hero, decked out in the white of a naval ... more

WHEN?
Architecture - daylight best visibility.
Light - overcast conditions with poor visibility and night.

East London Water Sports / Family Entertainment

Snorkeling in East London

East London is a water sport mecca - every imaginable water sport is practised and catered for in the town. Here are some suggestions for the best snorkelling in East London: Glen Eden Point This is a shallow ... more

WHEN?
During daylight hours.

East London Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Country Bumpkin Restaurant

With rolling lawns, a child friendly play area, a chic rustic laid back atmosphere and delectable cuisine, Country Bumpkin has become a favourite for visitors to East London. Situated in an old farmhouse, this ... more

WHEN?
Reservations are essential.

East London coastline Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure

Strandloper Hiking Trail

The Strandloper Trail runs from the Kei River Mouth to Gonubie - almot 60 kms of gorgeous beaches, rivers, cliff tops and coastal forests. It’s not called Strandloper (beach walker) for nothing. Most of the ... more

WHEN?
Best time to go: before the summer rains, best between Feb and May, although from July to September you might see whales.

East London Art Galleries

Malcolm Dewey Fine Art Gallery

Browse for fine art from selected local and national artists on display at this centrally situated gallery in East London. Malcolm works mostly with oil paint and favour subjects that emphasise light and colour ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00.

Bluewater Bay Whale Watching

Whale Watching In Bluewater Bay

Between July and December of every year, the Eastern Cape coastline is frequented by Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales. These animals glide past the shore; breaching, lobtailing and spy-hopping as onlookers ... more

WHEN?
Between July and December every year.

East London Cafés & Coffee Shops / Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries

Burnside Touch Farm

Burnside Touch Farm - Where strangers become friends! This is a fun place to bring the whole family to get closer to nature, situated on a quiet farm only 9.5km from beacon bay on the N6. You can feed the ... more

WHEN?
Tiuesday to Saturday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Sunday from 08h30 to 14h30.

East London Beaches & Pools / Family Entertainment

Eastern Beach

Eastern beach, which lies just past the East London aquarium opposite Marina Glen, is not only one of the city’s most central beaches, it’s one of the most popular. Eastern Beach includes changing rooms, ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London Beaches & Pools

Nahoon Beach

Nahoon beach is a surfer’s and swimmer’s paradise and is arguably East London’s most popular beach - we’re talking kilometres of (mostly) uncrowded and unpolluted sand and sea that produces some of the best waves, ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London Beaches & Pools

Orient Beach

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 aground on ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London Beaches & Pools

Bonza Bay Beach

Bonza Bay’s beach lies just off the Quinera Lagoon giving you the best of both worlds - wonderful fishing, birding and swimming opportunities as well as mounds of golden sand. Bonza Bay Beach is a wonderful ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London Beaches & Pools

Igoda Beach

Just outside East London, where the Eastern Cape landscapes are characterised by green hills and just about more rivers than trees, is the serenity of the Igoda Beach. This beach boasts wide open spaces, white ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London Beaches & Pools

Gulu Beach

Although Gulu Beach is essentially frequented by recreational anglers, it makes for a wonderful day trip during summer, when the wide open beach at the seaward end of the Gulu River offers safe swimming conditions ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London as a destination

If you are considering visiting East London or have already booked your East London 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 East London and come back and submit your East London review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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Alexandria, Bathurst, Blue Horizon Bay, Boesmansriviermond, Cape St Francis, Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega, Kenton On Sea, Kidds Beach, Kleinemonde, Oyster Bay, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, St Francis Bay, Thornhill, Tsitsikamma, Winterstrand

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