Eastern Cape Things To Do

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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Glen Eden Beach

Where? Glengarriff
Glen Eden Beach is fantastic for surfing all year round with an exposed beach break. Although this is a great beach to swim in it is advisable to be careful of rip tides and of sharks in the vicinity. ...

Blacksmith Museum

Where? Zuurberg
Take a trip back in time to the old Blacksmith at Ann’s Villa in Zuurberg , Eastern Cape. This national monument, established in 1855 originally is now a fabulous museum displaying the art of wheel making and ...

Olive Schreiner House

Where? Cradock
The Shreiner House museum is an interesting one situated in Cradock and is former home to Olive Schreiner and her siblings. Olive was a South African political activist with strong beliefs and also author to ...

Witteberg Skywalk

Where? Lady Grey
Start: Lady Grey Finish: Rhodes Duration: anything from 7 to 10 days Fitness: it's tough, you'll need to be fit Our tip: going during winter means cold days, crisp skies and wet boots The Witteberg ...

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 ...

Rhodes MTB Trail

Where? Rhodes
Where: Rhodes, north east of Barkly East, near Tiffendell Ski Resort Level: difficult (the climbs are gruelling); the route is long Type of route: mostly gravel and dirt road; 81 km circular route Best: ...

Mermaid's Pool

Where? East London
East London has quite a diving scene, albeit small. Two of their top dive sites are Three Sisters, and Mermaid’s Pool at Nahoon Reef (beyond the turnoff to Nahoon beach). When visibility is good this little ...

Timbila 4x4 Trails

Where? Baviaanskloof
The Timbila 4x4 Trails comprise three separate routes that are all contained within the prettiness and diversity of the Timbila Nature Reserve, between Steytlerville and Willowmore. These are small towns in ...

Crest Restaurant

Where? Summerstrand
The Crest Restaurant is timelessly elegant with a touch of nostalgia. Situated at the Beach Hotel, it is reminiscent of a traditional hotel ambience, but has kept with the times in that its quality and menu ...

The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum

Where? Central
The Jewish Pioneer’s Museum in Port Elizabeth was created to remember the Jewish community with memorabilia, ceremonial implements and historical photography. The building that the museum is housed in was ...

Slipperfields MTB Trails

Where? Uitenhage
Where: Old Cape Road near Uitenhage, just outside PE Level: all levels; also for trail runners Type of route: cross-country with single-track and gravel farm roads, aimed at the whole family, but with plenty ...

GFI Art Gallery

Where? Central
Ron Belling (1933 - 1998) was a Port Elizabeth architect, aviation and marine painter, and an authority on aviation history, aircraft design, aircraft camouflage and markings. In 1977 he was appointed the ...

Angelo’s Restaurant

Where? Summerstrand
Angelo’s Restaurant has become a well-known dining institution in Port Elizabeth. The first street-side café opened in Parliament Street, Central, more than a decade ago and was a hit from the beginning. Very ...

The Island Seafood Grill & Bar

Where? Summerstrand
With a very relaxed island-style Bali feel to this restaurant, it has earned its name. From the moment you arrive at The Island, you feel like you have entered a world of beaches, bamboo and balmy days to ...

Idwala Hiking Trail

Where? Cradock
The Idwala Hiking Trail is a fairly easy trail that starts at the rest camp of the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park close to Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland. The trail covers 10 kilometres and ...

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