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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Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 5

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Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George

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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

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

International Library of African Music

  • Library/Archive

A teaching and research center for indigenous music, the library has a collection of more than 200 traditional African musical instruments,...

National Arts Festival

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The 10-day National Arts Festival, which takes place in late June and/or early July and is purported to be second in size only to the...

National English Literary Museum

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The National English Literary Museum houses a comprehensive collection of books, articles, and press clippings on South African writers...

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.

Winged Angel of Peace

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

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