Eastern Cape Beaches & Pools

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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St Francis Bay Beach

Where? St Francis Bay
St Francis Bay is popular for so many reasons. It is a holiday town that is less than an hour’s drive from the metropolis of Port Elizabeth. It exudes a laid-back atmosphere, with friendly locals and beautiful ...

Swartkops Beach

Where? Bluewater Bay
On the outskirts of the industrial area of Port Elizabeth, heading towards the world-renowned Addo Elephant National Park, is the tiny sandy stretch of the Swartkops Beach, at the mouth of the Swartkops River. ...

Gamtoos River Mouth

Where? Humansdorp
The Gamtoos River winds its way through the Eastern Cape bushveld, providing warm, calm waters in which to swim, frolic and fish. It is a fabulous base for those exploring Port Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s Bay, ...

Humewood Beach

Where? Humewood
As Port Elizabeth’s only Blue Flag Beach (2013), Humewood Beach stands apart for its quality, beauty and safety. It is fabulous for swimming, sun-tanning and even snorkelling, and families with young children ...

Mazeppa Bay Second Beach

Where? Mazeppa Bay
Mazeppa Bay is a tiny village that is situated fairly close to the popular vacation spot of Coffee Bay. It is, traditionally, a fishing village, occupied by rural folk that live off the produce of the land and ...

Lwandile Bay Beach

Where? Coffee Bay
Lwandile Bay Beach is part of the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast and is approximately 300 miles long. This is a relatively unexplored beach and so is in pristine condition. In the winter months you’ll enjoy this as ...

New Brighton Beach

Where? Bluewater Bay
You’ll find the New Brighton Beach just before Bluewater Bay in Port Elizabeth. If you don’t feel like getting your feet wet in the waves make use of the promenade which also has a café and children’s play ...

Eerste Rivier Beach

Where? Eersterivier
As one of the best-kept secrets of the Eastern Cape coastline, Eerste Rivier Beach lies in wait for travellers that love to explore. It is rugged and rocky, which means plenty of little rock pools, coves and ...

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 ...

Yellow Sands Beach

Where? Kwelera
Yellow Sands Beach is a fantastic and enjoyable fishing spot for anglers and those going out on a boat. There is a boat launch spot here, also suitable for ski boats. Situated next to the Kwelera River ...

St George’s Park Swimming Baths

Where? St Georges Park
The St George’s Park Swimming Baths are located within St George’s Park, Central, and is the oldest park in Port Elizabeth. The complex comprises an Olympic sized swimming pool with a diving area, as well ...

Nahoon Beach

Where? East London
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 ...

Mazeppa Bay First Beach

Where? Mazeppa Bay
The small fishing village of Mazeppa Bay is nestled along the Wild Coast of South Africa and is seldom visited by tourists. As such, it is peaceful and quiet, boasting spectacular vistas to enjoy while ...

Schoenmakerskop Beach

Where? Lovemore Heights
Schoenmakerskop Beach is full of rock pools, coves, shell-laden beaches and perfect picnic spots. Young ones love climbing the rocks, examining the rock pools, jumping in the waves and even snorkelling in the ...

Mdumbi Beach

Where? Near to Coffee Bay
The Wild Coast of South Africa extends up the eastern side of the country, and is characterised by its rural charm and undeniable beauty. Mud huts are dotted along the greenery of the landscape, and the ...

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