The Eastern Cape is the second largest province in South Africa and a paradise of beautiful beaches, indigenous mountain forests and rugged semi-desert  landscapes. It is the perfect place to go hiking, see the Big 5 in malaria-free safari lodges or simply soak up the sun and natural beauty.

It is also an area of great cultural and historic interest. It was here that much of South Africa’s history was forged in a series of clashes between different cultures including the Frontier Wars of the nineteenth century. Nelson Mandela was born in a rural Eastern Cape village in 1918.

Eastern Cape Highlights

  • The friendly and central city of Port Elizabeth.
  • Glorious beaches and nature of the Sunshine Coast (between St Francis Bay and East London) including the world-famous surfing mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay.
  • Game viewing of the “Big 5” at the Addo Elephant Park and private game reserves.
  • Lush sub-tropical rolling hills, traditional villages and secluded beaches of the Wild Coast.
  • Karoo desert scenery and nature including the majestic Valley of Desolation.
  • Charming, historic Karoo towns such as Graaff Reinet and Ladysmith.
  • The indigenous forests and beauty of the Amatola mountains.