The Eastern Cape Travel Guide
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Plan Your The Eastern Cape Vacation
The Eastern Cape is South Africa's most diverse province and has some of its best vacation destinations, yet it is perhaps the most glossed over by overseas visitors. Starting where the Garden Route stops, it includes much of the Great Karoo—a large, semidesert region of ocher plains, purple mountains, dramatic skies, and unusual, hardy vegetation—and abuts KwaZulu-Natal in the northeast and Lesotho's mountain lands in the north. But a glance at a map will reveal the region's main attraction: its coastline, largely undeveloped and running for some 640 km (400 mi) from temperate to subtropical waters.
Most hotels along the coast get booked up over summer vacation (December-January), and the Wild Coast hotels are even busy over the winter school vacation...read more
Generally speaking, the restaurants of the Eastern Cape are good but not great. Of course there are always a few serendipitous exceptions to every rule...read more
Things To Do in The Eastern Cape
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: The Wild Coast is a fabulous "slackpacking" destination. You can walk all day on long, lovely beaches, past turquoise... Read more
When a right-hand break in St. Francis Bay was immortalized in the '60s cult surf classic Endless Summer, surfers from around the world made... Read more
Hailed by locals as "the greatest shoal on earth," the sardine run is, in terms of biomass, the world's largest animal migration. Cold water... Read more
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Just spent 34 days in South Africa - Madagascar - South Africa - Swaziland - Botswana - Namibia - and Zimbabwe - traveled over 4,000 miles by road - took 10 flights - did the trip with the help of Jenma Read more
This was a mostly self-drive trip, and not our first to South Africa (first time in Kgalagadi though). Read more
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