The Eastern Cape Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Eastern Cape - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Port Elizabeth 9

Grahamstown 7

East London 4

Addo Elephant National Park 3

Shamwari Game Reserve 2

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve 1

Samara Private Game Reserve 1

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 1

Mthatha 1

Coffee Bay 1

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Historic District/ Site 1

Library/ Archive 1

Museum/ Gallery 7

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 5

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 2

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Observatory Museum

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An intriguing study of Victorian-era cutting-edge science, the building was constructed by a watchmaker and amateur astronomer, H. C.

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

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South Africa's only beachside wildlife reserve, Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is set on 2,471 rolling acres that hug 7 km (4 mi)...

Pollock Beach

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Adjacent to the suburb of Summerstrand, Pollock Beach is one of the better swimming beaches, with a lovely small natural tidal pool.

Samara Private Game Reserve

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Nestled among 70,000 acres of achingly beautiful wilderness, Samara Private Game Reserve is located in a hidden valley deep in the Karoo...

Sardinia Bay

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For a truly fantastic Port Elizabeth beach experience, very little can beat Sardinia Bay Beach, outside the bay and about a 20-minute...

Schotia Safaris

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If you're short on time or budget, Schotia offers a good value, family-run, no-frills safari experience taking place in a privately owned...

Shamwari Game Reserve

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In the Eastern Cape, an easy hour and a half's drive from Port Elizabeth, Shamwari Game Reserve is, in every sense of the word, a conservation...

South End Museum

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South End was once the most vibrant part of Port Elizabeth, until it was flattened by the apartheid-era government to "tidy up" the city...

Steve Biko Heritage Centre

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The state-of-the-art heritage center, which opened in 2012, is in King William's Town's Ginsberg township, where Steve Biko grew up.

Winged Angel of Peace

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The statue of the Winged Angel of Peace commemorates the dead of the Second South African War (1899–1902), also called the Boer War.


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