Top 10 things to do in the Eastern Cape
Enjoy an adventurous vacation in the Eastern Cape. From evergreen forests to semi-arid regions to the rugged coastline, the Eastern Cape is the most diverse province in South Africa.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, meet the Big Five, or seek a cultural excursion, there will never be a dull moment in the Eastern Cape.
Addo Elephant National Park
Located in the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape, Addo Elephant National Park is home to some 400 elephants, as well as Cape buffalo, the endangered black rhino, a variety of antelope, and the flightless dung beetle.
Aliwal North Hot Springs Spa
Situated near the Orange River, between the Free State Plateau and the Eastern Cape Hills, Aliwal North Hot Springs Spa is a haven of peace and tranquility. Relax and unwind in the variety of indoor and outdoor pools.
Looking for fun in the sun? Enjoy hundreds of miles of pristine, golden beaches in the Eastern Cape. Offering a wide range of options for every personality, from the stay-at-home to the adventurer at heart, Sunshine Coast is a destination for the ultimate sun, sea and surf vacations.
Bloukrans Bridge, the tallest single span arch bridge, is home to the highest commercially operated bungee jump. Get your adrenaline pumping by jumping off the 216m high bridge. For the less daring, walk the walkway to the top of the arch and enjoy panoramic views of an unforgettable landscape.
Cape Floral Region
Home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora and covering an area of 553,000ha, this World Heritage site is one of the richest floral regions in the world. The Cape Floral Region is made up of 8 protected areas throughout the Eastern and Western Cape.
Cultural heritage tours
The Eastern Cape is known for its proud heritage and culture. Located in the heart of the Karoo, Graaf-Reinet is one of the oldest cities in South Africa and is home to more national monuments than any other city. Discover the history of Karoo and Graaf-Reinet in the 4 museums of the city.
Nelson Mandela Museum
Located in the city of Mthatha and spread over three different areas, the Nelson Mandela Museum offers visitors an inspiring journey through the life of Nelson Mandela.
Explore the splendor of the vast plains, magnificent mountains, and fresh air of Karoo Heartland. Rich cultural diversity, a variety of fauna and flora, friendly people and activities for all types of tourists, the Karoo is a place for everyone.
Tiffindell Ski Resort
Situated on the highest mountain in the Eastern Cape, Ben McDhui Peak, Tiffindell is the only ski resort in South Africa.
Rolling green hills, endless beaches, secluded bays and waterfalls that flow into the ocean, the Wild Coast is an area of unsurpassed natural beauty. The Wild Coast is an adventure destination with sun, sea and the feeling of a truly African coastline.