Eastern Cape Miscellaneous

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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The Gap & Blow Hole

Where? Port St Johns
Water is forced into a narrow gully which ends in a natural chimney-like hole from which the water, at the incoming tide, shoots into the air for about 20 meters. A warning to the venturesome: Do not try to ...

Hankey Sundial

Where? Hankey
Nestled deep within the picturesque Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape are three small towns - Loerie, Patensie and Hankey. Hankey is the oldest of these three, having been established in 1826. The surrounding ...

Woodcutters Journey

Where? Storms River
A specially designed off road vehicle in camouflaged green with a yellow canopy leads you to the resting spot of historic wagons that once travelled the forest. Guides take you along the elephant trail ...

Bulungula Homestay Experience

Where? Mthatha
In the heart of the exquisite rural area of the Transkei lies Bulungula, where children walk home from school barefoot and women fetch water from the river in groups, laughing and catching up on village news. ...

Oldest Official Letterbox in South Africa

Where? Grahamstown
When was the last time you posted a letter or send a postcard? In today’s world it is all electronic and instant, but one can’t forget the excitement of receiving mail from the post office, be it a birthday ...

Shire Wild Bulb Nursery

Where? Stutterheim
The Shire Wild Bulb Nursery is an indigenous nursery with a large range of indigenous trees and an extensive collection of Eastern Cape bulbs, some of which are endangered species. The nursery supplies both ...

Mzamba fossils and the Petrified Forest

Where? Port Edward
The Mzamba fossils and Petrified Forest are on the beach, about 2 km from the Wild Coast Sun, near Port Edward, in the northerly reaches of the Wild Coast. You'll find the Petrified Forest - a series of ...

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
The small town of Nieu-Bethesda is situated in the beautiful Karoo of South Arica, where the natural beauty is uniquely enthralling and the history permeates every building, remnant and smile. It has earned ...

The Big Tree

Where? Storms River
With a name that doesn’t leave much to the imagination, The Big Tree is exactly what it claims to be. This giant Outeniqua Yellowwood (Podocarpus Falcatus) is a magnificent part of creation, being some 1 000 ...

Port Elizabeth Library

Where? Central
The gorgeous building of the Port Elizabeth Main Library is found in the north-west corner of Market Square in Port Elizabeth. The building was officially opened in 1902 and is well regarded as a fine ...

Cory Library For Historical Research

Where? Grahamstown
The Cory Library is found at Rhodes University and collects materials of all kinds to support research into the history of South Africa, related fields in the social sciences and the preservation of Eastern ...

Nieu Bethesda Art Centre

Where? Nieu Bethesda
The tiny Eastern Cape town of Nieu Bethesda is a tranquil retreat from the busy city vibe. In fact, it represents everything that is peaceful, arty and a little eccentric about this part of South Africa. The ...

The Little Ford Theatre

Where? South End
The Little Ford Theatre is situated in Port Elizabeth and is a hub for social and cultural activities. Originally built in the 1850’s and a national monument since 1980, this beautiful building was previously ...

Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

Where? Central Hill
If you enjoy the smooth sounds of classical music, then you should not miss the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in action at the stunning Feather Market Centre. They are a part time orchestra ...

International Library of African Music

Where? Grahamstown
The International Library of African Music, fondly known as ILAM, was established in 1964 and is a researching, publishing and teaching centre for African traditional music. It is not strictly a museum but ...

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