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


Supertubes and Dolphin Beach

Where? Jeffreys Bay
Dolphin Beach is one of the few beaches in the country that has achieved Blue Flag status (2013). Situated in the renowned surfing hotspot of Jeffrey’s Bay, Dolphin Beach is where Supertubes (known well to ...

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 ...

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, ...

Sunrise On Sea Beach

Where? East London
The Sunrise On Sea Beach in East London on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape forms part of the magnificent Strandloper Hiking Trail (popular multiday hike) and the Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve. ...

Middle Beach

Where? Kenton On Sea
Situated in Kenton-on Sea on the Sunshine Coast lies Middle Beach, an unspoilt beach with soft sand and lovely warm water. When it is low enough at low tide the rock pools at Middle Beach in Kenton is ...

Paradise Beach

Where? Jeffreys Bay
Marking the halfway point between the surfing hotspot of Jeffrey’s Bay and the holiday retreat town of Cape St Francis is the aptly named Paradise Beach. Although its name would imply that it refers only ...

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 ...

Cannon Rocks Beach

Where? Cannon Rocks
The beautiful Cannon Rocks beach is located near the boundary of the Addo Elephant National Park offers awesome kitesurfing opportunities and has hosted kitesurfing competitions which attracts some of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Haga Haga Beach

Where? Haga Haga
If you’re after a beach holiday without the crowds then the Haga Haga Beach is where you should head. This small seaside village located on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape has the most magnificent beach. ...

Orient Beach

Where? East London
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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