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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Kasouga Beach

Where? Port Alfred
Kasouga Beach is a sight for sore eyes with the most magnificent landscape combining country and coast. Artists and photographers flock to the area to capture the stunning beauty of the beach and surrounding ...

Coffee Bay Beach

Where? Coffee Bay
Coffee Bay is one of South Africa’s most popular backpacking getaways, and welcomes thousands of international tourists to its coastline every year. There is an irresistible vibe here that infuses every ...

Gonubie Beach

Where? Gonubie
Gonubie beach (it’s proximity to East London is just 25 kilometres north of the city) at the mouth of the Gonubie River) and its blue flag status make it a ‘must’ to visit. Gonubie beach not only has a ...

Bonza Bay Beach

Where? East London
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 ...

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 ...

St Georges Strand

Where? St Georges Park
St Georges Strand is a lesser-known member of the Port Elizabeth beaches. This is due to its being rather far removed from the town centre, as well as the dangerous surf conditions. St Georges Strand is ...

Igoda Beach

Where? East London
Igoda Beach is a great wide open beach with well-forested sand dunes and a river that provides safe bathing. Access from the little village of Winterstrand provides safe parking and it’s a lovely place for a ...

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 ...

Cove Rock

Where? East London
Cove Rock, whilst not renowned for its swimming, is nonetheless one of the country’s most remarkable sandstone formations that serves as a wonderful venue for breeding seabirds, a whale watching vantage point, ...

Van Stadens Beach

Where? Van Stadens
Van Stadens, as an area, lies about 45 kilometres from Port Elizabeth; almost halfway to Jeffrey’s Bay. It is characterised by the deep gorge, the Van Stadens River and the stunning beach at this river’s ...

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 ...

Bulungula Beach

Where? Mthatha
South Africa’s Wild Coast is a spectacular place of rugged coastline, rolling jade-coloured hills, forests, wild seas, and friendly people. It is almost entirely rural, creating a destination of culturally ...

Hobie Beach

Where? Summerstrand
The popular Hobie Beach, in the vicinity of Shark Rock Pier and the Boardwalk, is the venue for the annual Splash Festival, beach volleyball and world boardsailing championships. The beach, which is a ...

Poenskop Beach

Where? Port St Johns
Poenskop beach lies to the north of Port St Johns and is one of the most isolated beaches on the Wild Coast. As you make your way to Poenskop, a few huts will be passed en route, but there is really ...

Gulu Beach

Where? East London
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 ...

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