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 8

Grahamstown 7

East London 4

Addo Elephant National Park 3

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve 1

Samara Private Game Reserve 1

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 1

Shamwari Game Reserve 1

Mthatha 1

Coffee Bay 1

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Addo Elephant Back Safaris

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This company lets you get up close and personal with a small group of trained African elephants. You get to do a short elephant ride...

Addo Elephant National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Smack in the middle of a citrus-growing and horse-breeding area, Addo Elephant National Park is home to a staggering 700 elephants not...

Art Route 67

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Consisting of 67 public artworks by the Eastern Cape's local artists, the route symbolizes the 67 years that the late Nelson Mandela...

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This is Grahamstown's most prominent landmark, as much by virtue of its steeple—the highest in South Africa at 176 feet—as the strict...

Drostdy Arch

  • Building/Architectural Site

When Grahamstown was a garrison town, the Drostdy Arch, erected in 1841, was the original entrance to the military parade ground. Now...

East London Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

There's definitely something fishy going on at the East London Museum. In addition to a whole section on the discovery of the coelacanth,...

Gonubie Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Gonubie Beach is at the mouth of the Gonubie River, about half an hour north east of the city. The riverbank is covered in dense forest,...

Hobie Beach

  • Beach–Sight

The pier marks the beginning of Hobie Beach, where sailing catamarans and Jet Skis launch, and where a number of annual events and festivals...


  • Geological Site

What makes Coffee Bay stand out from all the other lovely destinations, though, is its proximity—only 9 km (5½ mi)—to the spectacular...

Humewood Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Humewood Beach runs from King's Beach to Shark Rock Pier. This beach has fine white sand and is a great place for families, with shaded...