83 Things To Do in Amatola

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Stutterheim Cultural Villages

Day Visit to Mgwali Village

Experience true Xhosa hospitality on the delightful day trip of Mgwali Village, the oldest village in Eastern Cape. Taste traditional food and enjoy the entertainment and true African culture. Visit the market ... more

WHEN?
Day tours by arrangement.

King Williams Town Museums

Amathole Museum

The Amatole Mountain Range stands tall and proud over King William’s Town in the South African province of the Eastern Cape. This part of the country is quiet, not frequented by large groups of tourist or laden ... more

WHEN?
Weekdays from 09h00 to 16h30. Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Hogsback Parks & Gardens

Hogsback Labyrinth

Enjoy spectacular views and the fresh mountain air whilst you negotiate your way around the Labyrinth in Hogsback. The "Labyrinth at The Edge" is of a design very similar to a labyrinth found in the Chartres ... more

WHEN?
Any time.

Hogsback Art Galleries

Starways Pottery & Gallery

Anton van der Merwe practices the art of flame fired pottery, perfecting the rare skills of reduction firing. He produces beautiful pots with flame flashes and lustrous glaze effects on tall vases, large platters, ... more

WHEN?
Please phone to confirm times.

Hogsback Parks & Gardens / Sight Seeing

Voice of the Earth Eco-Shrine

The Voice of the Earth Eco-Shrine is a unique outdoor garden shrine with paintings and sculpture overlooking the Hogsback mountains and Tyume Valley. Diana gives visitors a guided tour of the Eco-Shrine and her art ... more

WHEN?
Weather permitting the Eco-Shrine is open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, Public and school holidays. Open every day in season.

Hogsback Sight Seeing / Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Mountain Biking and Cycling in Hogsback

Hogsback is a tiny area in the mountains of the Eastern Cape, nestled away from the suburban hubbub or the city buzz, approximately three hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth. It is known for its breath-taking vistas ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours on a clear day.

Stutterheim Horse Riding

Experience it on Horseback ...

Hillside Horses welcomes you to a wonderful experience which offers you a unique trail ride with dappled shaded trials, green mountain views, cooling waterfalls and pure fresh air! Situated in the small town of ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Stutterheim Museums

Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum

The Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum is believed to have one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of restored stationary engines, all in mint running condition, in the world. The oldest gem is ... more

WHEN?
Open weekdays 9am to 4pm for visitors. Technical staff and engine demos available Tues and Wed 9am to 1pm. Special arrangement must be made prior to educational tours.

East London Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops / Casual Dining

Jam Sessions at Imbizo Jazz Cafe

The entertainment at Imbizo Café includes Jazz evenings with live acts on Fridays and Saturdays. A live band can be hired for group bookings subject to their request. There are also poetry evenings on the first and ... more

WHEN?
Open daily for Breakfast from 07h00 to 10h00; Lunch from 12h00 to 15h00 and Dinner from 18h00 to 21h00.

East London Family Entertainment

Join a Drumming Circle at Imbizo Café

If you are traveling in the Eastern Cape, a fun activity not to be missed is to join a drum circle and try drumming! African cultures throughout history have unified tribes through universal musical languages ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

East London Lighthouses / Sight Seeing

Hood Point Lighthouse

At a height of 19 meters, the Hood Point Lighthouse stands as tall as the pine tress that flank its masonry tower like botanical bodyguards. Smart and proud this maritime hero, decked out in the white of a naval ... more

WHEN?
Architecture - daylight best visibility.
Light - overcast conditions with poor visibility and night.

Stutterheim Hiking Trails / Forests / Walks & Hiking

Hike the Kologha Forest Trails

The Kologha Forest Trails are located in the eastern end of the Amatola Mountains which are near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. These mountains are covered in indigenous forest and montane grassland; making for ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Hogsback Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

The Enchanted Treehouse

The Enchanted Treehouse is an unusual, informal restaurant on the Main Road in Hogsback. Centrally situated, The Enchanted Treehouse is conveniently located within easy walking distance of several accommodation ... more

East London Water Sports / Family Entertainment

Snorkeling in East London

East London is a water sport mecca - every imaginable water sport is practised and catered for in the town. Here are some suggestions for the best snorkelling in East London: Glen Eden Point This is a shallow ... more

WHEN?
During daylight hours.

East London Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Country Bumpkin Restaurant

With rolling lawns, a child friendly play area, a chic rustic laid back atmosphere and delectable cuisine, Country Bumpkin has become a favourite for visitors to East London. Situated in an old farmhouse, this ... more

WHEN?
Reservations are essential.

Amatola as a destination

If you are considering visiting the Amatola region or have already booked your Amatola accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Amatola, or view the events that are taking place in the Eastern Cape during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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Adelaide, Bedford, Cintsa, Cove Rock, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gonubie, Hogsback, Kidds Beach, King Williams Town, Molteno, Stutterheim, Tarkastad, Winterberg

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