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East London is a picturesque port city in the Amatola region of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The city’s architecture perfectly reflects its progression from Victorian- and Georgian-dated beauties combined with today’s modern works... Show more

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4.2 out of 5

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Cafe Neo and windmill are excellent food outlets.

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Coral Beach Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in East London

Coral Beach Bed and Breakfast is a 4-star property in Winterstrand (Eastern Cape), offering superior accommodation (g...

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Harrington Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Bunkers Hill

Harrington House is superbly situated opposite the 15th Fairway and the 9th Green and has a panoramic view of the Eas...

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Riverview Guesthouse

Guest House in Beacon Bay

Our establishment can only be described as a modern, minimalist home with a twist of old world charm. We currently h...

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Nahoon Eco Lodge

Guest Lodge in Nahoon

Nahoon Eco Lodge is suitable for those travelling solo or in pairs on business, as well as for couples who have come ...

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Aristocats Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Bunkers Hill

Under New Ownership,(June 2010) TOMMY AND SANDRA, WELCOMES YOU TO THE ARISTOCATS

We have 4 double bed rooms and 1 ro...

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Springtide Studios

Apartment in Nahoon Mouth

Newly built, light and comfortable studios. Self catering, single or double accommodation available for short or lon...

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Garden Guesthouse

Apartment in Beacon Bay

The Garden Guest House features accommodation in East London. Featuring barbecue facilities, the property is located ...

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Arum House

Guest House in Nahoon

Arum House provides luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in East London to visitors looking for a peaceful retreat....

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South 2 Sea Gonubie

Apartment in East London

The unique 2 bedroom self-catering cottage has a lovely open plan layout. Each bedroom has a queen size bed in it, an...

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Cove View B&B

Bed and Breakfast in East London

There is a spectacular Honeymoon/Executive suite with its own sea view from the bedroom, bath and shower area. The en...

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Log Inn

Bed and Breakfast in Stirling

The property offers free Wi-Fi. All the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and private entrances and are equipped with...

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Quarry Lake Inn

Guest House in East London

Situated in a quiet suburb of East London, the Inn is close to restaurants, shopping centres and sports facilities.
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Selborne Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Selborne

Selborne Bed and Breakfast exudes a warm atmosphere that makes us your home away from home. We are situated in the he...

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Hampton Rose Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Nahoon

This French-inspired guesthouse is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, centrally located and close to beaches, restaurant...

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Amalutia Self Catering Apartments

Apartment in Beacon Bay

Amalutia is a pet friendly establishment that offers a spacious 3 bedroom home with a swimming pool and braai patio. ...

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See-more Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast in Bunkers Hill

With 9 luxury en-suite rooms to choose from and the option of B & B or Self-Catering accommodation, visitors are real...

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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

Camp in East London

Situated in the Malaria Free Eastern Cape and home to the Big 5. The reserve boasts with 5 different biomes which of...

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Arbour Lodge

Apartment in Beacon Bay

Nestled between two rivers and the warm Indian Ocean, Arbour Lodge Guest House offers a relaxing getaway in the coast...

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Horseshoe Game Reserve

Camp in East London

Accommodation consists of a self-catering cabin and 3 self-catering tents . All accommodation is tucked away in a va...

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The Aloe House

Apartment in East London

If you are looking for tranquility, then The Aloe House is the perfect place to be. Overlooking the Bulura River, you...

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Coral Beach House

Holiday Home in East London

Self- Catering house with modern beach house finishes.
3 bedroomed house with braai patio, open kitchen lounge space...

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Aloha Bed & Breakfast

Apartment in Baysville

Roy & Mandy Stevens look forward to welcoming you at Aloha Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful suburb of Baysville, Ea...

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Princes Lodge Guest House

Guest House in Vincent

Our 8 bedroom Guesthouse is upmarket yet homely. All our rooms have en-suite bathrooms, bar fridges and separate entr...

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theSolution BnB

Bed and Breakfast in Beacon Bay

theSolution BnB is centrally located; a safe location where you can relax and recharge, enjoying the special hospital...

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Blue Sea Guest house

Guest House in Vincent

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If you want a peaceful relaxing stay, then Blue Sea Guest House is the p...

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Palm Tree Manor

Cottage in East London

Set in a stately home in one of East Londons most sort after suburbs. Six en-suite bedrooms and a cottage for those ...

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Goulden Street Guest House

Apartment in Quigney

The establishment is within close proximity to the East London beachfront. There you will find a host of restaurants,...

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32 Degrees South Self-catering Accommodation

Self Catering in East London

In one of the quieter parts of Beacon Bay, we are excited to offer the ultimate home away from home.

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Hoylake Inn

Bed and Breakfast in Bunkers Hill

Your quiet, safe, friendly haven when visiting East London. Find out for yourself what makes our satisfied guests ret...

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Cloud 9 on George Randall Drive

Guest House in East London

We are blessed with this stunning location of our guesthouse and offer our guests luxury rooms with unbeatable views.

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The Hillcrest Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast in Beacon Bay

Initially designed, with ultra mod-cons, for the business traveler; we feel that what we have managed to achieve wil...

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Jackies B&B

Bed and Breakfast in Vincent

Our rooms are tastefully appointed, each with separate outside entrance equipped with colour TVs and fans as well as ...

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Haga Haga Hotel & Self Catering Cabanas

Apartment in East London

Haga Haga hotel is a family hotel celebrating the old-world charm and hospitality of the Wild Coast. It has been in t...

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Casabella Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Bunkers Hill

Casabella Guest House is well known for its comfort and warm hospitality; the ideal destination for a holiday or busi...

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The Hampton Exclusive Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast in East London

This Exclusive Guest House is an East London landmark built in 1930 and was once a nursing home.
Now offering 13 LUXU...

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African Dreams Bed and Breakfast - Deluxe Double Rooms

Bed and Breakfast in Quigney

With a unique African feel, our rooms are luxuriously appointed with all the modern conveniences, as well as en-suite...

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Ground X Hotel

Boutique Hotel in East London

A destination so close to the East London Airport (town, historic sites and theme parks). The hotel has 11 guest room...

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The Paralian

Bed and Breakfast in Quigney

The Paralian is a luxurious guest house situated on the East London beachfront, surrounded by stunning sea views. En...

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Devereux Lodge Guest House

Guest House in Vincent

Good, old fashioned hospitality and service
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Loerie Hide

Bed and Breakfast in East London CBD

The four luxury, on-suite bed and breakfast rooms are set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, affording guests an oas...

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East London Reviews

Robin De La Cruz
21 November 2018

Cafe Neo and windmill are excellent food outlets.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Janet Byrnes
17 September 2018

Friendly people in East London.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Odion L
26 August 2018

Peace and no traffic in East London.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Bridgit Lambert
11 August 2018

Roadhouses and great beaches.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jo Kearney
09 August 2018

Not too much traffic and relatively clean on the routes that I travelled.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
06 August 2018

Your place is very neat and clean.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about East London

East London is a picturesque port city in the Amatola region of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The city’s architecture perfectly reflects its progression from Victorian- and Georgian-dated beauties combined with today’s modern works.

Proof of early habitation to this area lies in the 124000 year old dated fossil footprints discovered on Nahoon Beach in 1964 and housed in the museum. In the mid-1800s, German immigrants were settled in the region and their legacy is apparent in surrounding towns such as Berlin and Stutterheim, named after their hometowns.  

Located at the Buffalo River mouth which spills out into the warm Indian Ocean, East London is the only river port in South Africa boasting the largest grain elevator and almost 3000 parking bays at the harbour to cater for Mercedes Benz vehicles shipped out from the nearby Daimler-Chrysler factory.

East London has an average annual temperature of around 22° with moderate winters and a summer rainfall.

The seas around East London are warm with gentle waves best enjoyed at the city’s outstanding beaches. Inland of East London, the rolling hills are dotted with Xhosa kraals, brightly coloured Aloe plants and game parks under the shadows of the imposing Amatola Mountain range.

This city is known for its laidback, thriving beach culture.

 

Things to do

East London has a number of stunningly beautiful and safe beaches: the resort-like Orient beach with its swimming pools, restaurants and grass embankments, Nahoon beach popular for safe swimming and river & sea fishing, the pristine Bonza Bay beach below a dune forest and the sprawling sands of nearby Kidd’s beach where surfing is a major pastime.

Visit the small but interesting East London Museum to see the world’s only Dodo egg and a slightly tattered Coelacanth fossil fish – thought to be long extinct – caught in East London’s waters in 1938.

The Lion Park just outside East London has a number of big cat species and various other animals to keep the family enthralled. Lots of fun activities for the children, including a climbing wall, and coffee shop on the premises.

While away the hours on Gonubie Beach watching dolphins play and whales migrating southwards.

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is a short 30 minute trip north of East London for viewing of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo). The resort offers guided game drives, mountain biking and canoeing along the tidal estuary towards Glen Eden Beach.

The premier 6-day Amatola Hiking Trail begins north of East London at King Williams Town, passing ancient indigenous forests, waterfalls, rock pools and plentiful animal life before reaching the gorgeous village of Hogsback. Booking essential.

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery has a vast collection of South African art housed in a beautiful building. Relax out in the garden at the Coach House Café and delight in a fresh, light meal.

Enjoy a leisurely round of golf at the 18-hole East London golf course. The club regularly hosts championship events.

If you absolutely love shopping, Hemingways Mall has over 140 stores to dent your wallet.

 

Where to Eat

The Scarlet Ibis Restaurant & Ibis Lounge hosts regular weekly dinner themes from around the world and returning diners appreciate the time and effort taken to achieve authenticity. Nice ambience in a bright, unpretentious venue.

The breakfast buffet at Pinecreek Kitchen is wildly popular. The restaurant has an ever-changing menu with inventive dishes on offer. Children’s play area available.

Sanook Café gets the thumbs up from TripAdvisor reviewers and the place is often frequented by celebs, including a MasterChef judge! Delectable homemade dishes on the menu.

Visit the Windmill Roadhouse to indulge in one of their American style grills or burgers. Super large toasted sandwiches are popular!

Watch your food being prepared at the intimate Two Dogs Bistro and Wine Bar Restaurant. Cozy restaurant with small but perfectly prepared dishes.

The Chinese and sushi buffets on offer every Tuesday and Saturday evening at Chi Chi Chinese Restaurant is extremely popular, make sure you secure a booking! Traditional Chinese dishes also available.

Irana Indian Restaurant is a small restaurant offering authentic, spicy Indian dishes in a quiet homely atmosphere.

Don’t feel like going out? No problem, contact Ginger & Co to order one of their divine home cooked meals delivered to your door.

 

Night Life

With two stages – one on the outside deck – Buccaneers Sports Pub and Grill is able to host the best parties in the city. Frequent performances are held here by national bands and the hottest DJs. Local artists are given the opportunity to show off their musical talent.

The Highlander at the Blue Lagoon hotel is a popular late night venue where the party begins at sundown and over stunning views of the lagoon. The outdoor deck fills to capacity on weekends and top DJs provide off the hook entertainment!

Non-stop parties, fresh talent and comedy acts keep the crowds entertained at Raggies Live Bar. Look out for the open mic evenings. Ladies night every Thursday.

 

Where to Stay

Accommodation at the various beautifully appointed lodges, guest houses, bed & breakfasts and self-catering units is available for an enjoyable stay in East London’s CBD.

 

Transport

Air The East London Airport is located only a few kilometres from the city and all international flights are routed via the Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg airports.

Car Rental Various car rental agencies operate out of the city centre and East London Airport or you could book a rental online.

Taxis Traditional taxi companies are available throughout East London. If you have the Uber app, book a ride using your mobile phone.

 

Did you know?

The enormous Cove Rock jutting out at the Buffalo River mouth is a place of myth for the local Xhosa people, believing it’s the home of the chieftain to the ‘people of the river and sea’. This mysterious rock with caves facing the sea was held in awe by early Dutch mariners too, who named it Coffin Rock (Doodkist).

The concrete Dolos, or knucklebone, designed to break up rough wave patterns was invented by an East London engineer. The Dolos is used at harbours throughout the world and although the engineer won awards for his design, he was never to benefit financially.

One-time Formula 1 world champion Jody Scheckter is East London’s most celebrated citizen.

The first powered flight in South Africa was made by Frenchman Albert Kimmerling in 1909 over East London. He reached an altitude of 6m at 48kph.