East London is a city on the Indian Ocean, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. It’s known for its beaches, such as Nahoon and Cove Rock. The Buffalo Pass is a road crossing a forested valley and the Buffalo River. Fossilised human and animal footprints, plus artefacts from the Xhosa-speaking people, are exhibited at the East London Museum. Elephants, lions, zebras and other wildlife roam in several nearby game reserves.
Nicknamed “Buffalo City” East London is a city lying between the Nahoon River and Buffalo River and is the only river port in South Africa. East London is the second largest city in the Eastern Cape and is one of the most sought after destinations with its sub-tropical climate and friendly locals. East London’s economy is based predominantly around the motor industry with the city being home to some of the largest motor manufacturing plants for example Chrysler. There is a small airport which covers roughly 30 flights per day nationally.
East London has many activities for the whole family to enjoy whether its adventure or just at the beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The shopping facilities in the city are second to none with some excellent shopping malls with food courts and cinemas. Long stretches of white sandy beaches ideal for days out, picnics on the beach, surfing and swimming.
Some things to do and see when in East London are as follows:
Natural History Museum – one of the best in the country
East London Zoo
East London Aquarium