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It’s one of the largest cities in South Africa, yet East London still retains a chilled atmosphere. The city is mostly uncrowded and a stay in the CBD could easily be likened to a seaside resort... Show more

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It’s one of the largest cities in South Africa, yet East London still retains a chilled atmosphere. The city is mostly uncrowded and a stay in the CBD could easily be likened to a seaside resort holiday. At last census (2011), a quarter of a million people resided in the CBD area.

East London is located along the banks of the Buffalo River on the south-east coast of the Eastern Province. The city’s river harbour has attracted several large corporates, including a leading European car manufacturer.

A new concept in formal and informal trading, and linked with transport services, was recently opened in the CBD. The Gillwell Taxi Retail Park is expected to improve people and road traffic flow in the city. Along with the Hemingways Mall and 10 others around the city, East London has an abundance of retail facilities.

The CBD is within walking distance of the harbour and glorious beaches. The city is also the gateway to the wild coast where unspoilt beaches and tribal huts fill the landscape. And inland is the range of Amatola Mountains with its ancient myths and folktales surrounding the region.

 

Top 8 reasons to visit East London CBD

1. East London’s 3 main beaches are all worth visiting; Orient Beach is the closest, its breakwater ensures safe swimming, Nahoon Beach is a surfing and swimming beach with lifesavers on duty and Gonubie Beach, which has a lovely boardwalk and tidal pool.

2. The Hemingways Mall is attached to the Hemingways Casino & Entertainment Centre which gives the visitor an opportunity to indulge in shopping at the mega mall and continue the entertainment at the casino. There are a few restaurants and bars on the premises.

3. Ask your host to recommend late night restaurants and clubs to experience East London’s energetic nightlife. A few clubs are located in the city centre, however... Show more