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Eastern Cape Hotels
We recommend the following Eastern Cape Hotels:
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The Eastern Cape is the second largest province in South Africa that offers diverse landscape ranges from the dry desolate Great Karoo to the steamy forests of the Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley.
The area in the Eastern Cape also embraces the fertile Langkloof, renowned for its rich apple harvests, and is cradled by the mountainous southern Drakensberg. The Eastern Cape is the area where the "Big Six" roam, and where the tropical forests share their space with abundant birdlife and nature at its most generous.
Areas to visit in the Eastern Cape include:
The Eastern Cape offers tourists national parks as well as private game reserves with unequalled game viewing in conditions suited to every type of traveller.
The Eastern Cape boasts the most concentrated elephant reserve in Africa. At the ‘Addo Elephant National Park’ experience close up and personal viewing of the 300 elephants, and even catch sight of other wildlife such as the black rhino, buffalo, eland, Kudu, warthog and other antelope.
Game Reserves locationed in the Eastern Cape include:
Eastern Cape Beaches:
The Eastern Cape offers some of the worlds best beaches with having 800 kilometres of unspoilt golden coastline available – an absolute paradise to all water sports enthusiasts, surfers, anglers, and board sailors.
Port Elizabeth, offers 40km of magnificent beaches. The Port Elizabeth beaches offer one of the best sailing venues in the world with their its perfect combinations of warm water, calm sea and fair breezes.
Port Elizabeth's Southern Beaches offer safe and sheltered swimming, body surfing, sunbathing, boardsailing, excellent waves and surfing opportunities as well as interesting inter-tidal sea life. Southern right whales and their calves are regularly spotted from the high dunes, usually between May and November, and common and bottlenose dolphins are often seen close to shore.
Nelson Mandela Museum:
The Nelson Mandela museum was officially opened on the 11 February 2000, at a function to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990. The birthplace /museum is situated at Qunu, along the N2 highway, south of Umtata.
Addo Elephant Park:
Established in 1931 to save the Eastern Cape Elephant and Cape Buffalo from extinction, the Addo Elephant Park is home to over 300 elephants.
Situated 73km from Port Elizabeth, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, the park is a true conservation success story.
Valley of Desolation:
The Valley of Desolation is one of the most spectacular sights in the country. It is the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over 100 million years. Definitely not a journey for the faint hearted, follow a steep and narrow road that will lead you into the mountains that surrounds the valley – a sight not to be missed.
Grahamstown National Arts Festival:
The Grahamstown National Arts Festival takes place annually and is Africa’s largest and most colourful cultural event. The event takes place in the University town, Grahamstown, that offers a range of both indigenous and imported talents.
Tsitsikamma National Park:
The Tsitsikamma National Park, also known as "the place of much water". The park stretches from the Groot River at Oubos in the east to Nature’s Valley in the west. It offers breathtaking river gorges, evergreen forests and pristine fynbos on one of the world’s most spectacular rocky coastlines.
For the visitors The park offers visitors a variety of activities to choose from includes, hiking, canoeing, diving and boat cruises.
Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area:
The Baviaanskloof (Valley of Baboons) can be located between Kouga & Baviaans Mountains, approximately two and a half hour's drive from Port Elizabeth
Snow Skiing Tiffindell:
The Snow Skiing Tiffindell resort is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001m). The resort is the only ski resort in Africa and was started in 1994 with basic small accommodation, a rough road and few facilities and has since become a popular destination for those in search of an exciting snow adventure.