Welcome to Eastern Cape
From lush tropical forests to uninhabited desert expanses, from easygoing hammock time to adrenaline-pumping adventures, the Eastern Cape offers a wide range of topography and experiences. Compared with the wealthier and more developed Western Cape, it can feel like a different country and provides opportunities to learn about Xhosa culture. Some of South Africa's finest hiking (and slackpacking) trails wind along... Read More
Top experiences in Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape activities
Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Kragga Kamma Game Park
Lush coastal forest and grassland are home to vast herds of African game, including White rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species. For the bird-lovers, the resident bird of prey is the Jackal Buzzard, and other species such as Fish Eagles, Yellow Billed kites and Sparrow Hawks also occur. Knysna Loeries are plentiful and more than 200 species of wild birds and waterfowl have been documented. There are good birding opportunities at the many waterholes. All the animals roam freely and unrestricted in their natural surroundings.This owner-operated animal-friendly park – where no hunting or other disturbance of game is permitted – means that you always get close-up views and great photo opportunities. Enjoy a chauffeured drive through the park on well-maintained roads in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle (no need for 4x4) and enjoy viewing game in any weather conditions from the comfort of the luxury vehicle. Their professional guides provide you with interesting, detailed information on the animals and the historical background of the area. At Kragga Kamma Game Park, fall in love with capturing African wildlife moments!
Private Port Elizabeth Half-Day City Tour
The third largest port in South Africa and the country's fifth biggest city, Port Elizabeth, is ideally set on the beautiful beaches of Algoa Bay.Often referred to as "The Friendly City" Port Elizabeth has more than its fair share of warm water beaches, estuaries and rivers, providing superb watersports playgrounds. There are endless opportunities for surfing, angling both surf and deep sea, yachting, power-boating, boardsailing and diving.An historical, cultural and scenic orientation tour, showing you Port Elizabeth from its interesting origin to the present modern day splendour. Visit No 7 Castle Hill Museum, the Donkin Reserve, the main educational institution of UPE; the Pier at Hobie Beach; the city centre, Early Settler Museum; Fort Frederick and Settler’s Park.
Port Elizabeth Township Private Tour
This private four-hour township tour begins with a pickup from your central Port Elizabeth or beachfront accommodation around 1:30pm. You'll be driven by air-conditioned minivan to New Brighton, a township established in 1903, and one of the first officially black residential areas in Port Elizabeth. From there you'll visit the townships of Kwazakhele and Zwide south of the city. Throughout the tour, you'll meet talented artists at work, visit a community-run school, and learn about township life. The tour also includes a stop at the Donkin Reserve, which features historical walking trails, monuments to the region's first British settlers, and a lighthouse. The tour concludes around 5:30pm, when you'll be returned to your overnight accommodation. All entrance fees are included in the price of the tour. Note that two people per booking are required and infant seats are available with advance request.
Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
The Sundays River Valley Route/Addo region is only an hour's scenic drive from the wonderful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the rich 1820 Settler history of Grahamstown. Addo Elephant National Park is the place to see the famous Addo elephants as well as mile after mile of verdant citrus trees, bearing fruit all winter and filling the air with the wonderful scent of their blossoms in springtime. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. Enjoy a drive through this park. Stop for lunch (not included) at a picnic area inside the park overlooking a waterhole.
Private Amakhala Private Game Reserve Day Tour from Port Elizabeth
This day experience offers visitors a complete wildlife experience. The Amakhala Private Game Reserve offers a product aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscape including the Big 5, Black Wildebeest, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope. The reserve offers a range of morning and evening safaris, as well as other activities to enable you to take full advantage of the opportunities to experience the fascinating flora, fauna and bird life of the Eastern Cape. This is a wonderful opportunity to return to nature.Meet at Reed Valley for a short orientation and welcome drinks. Game drive through the reserve including a stop for a sumptuous lunch, before heading off on a tranquil 45-minute river cruise, followed by a further game drive through the other areas of the reserve.
4-Day Classic Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth
Travel in an air-conditioned mini bus with an experienced driver guide and stay in comfortable accommodation. Departing Port Elizabeth, the tour gives you the opportunity to view the magnificent Cape Winelands, lush Route 62 and the Knysna region. Travel from Port Elizabeth through the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park before visiting Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and spending some time with the local wildlife. Leave for the lush Route 62 and visit Oudtshoorn before making a stop in Barrydale en route to the Mother City, Cape Town. Expect to see Ostriches, Elephants, a myriad of Birds and if you have time Whales and Dolphins along the way.