Discover East London The port city of East London lies on the banks of the Buffalo River, and is the only river port city in South Africa. East London serves as a gateway to the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast and is a popular tourist destination with its long, white beaches, friendly locals and numerous natural and cultural attractions. East London Beaches East London’s sunny, subtropical climate and white sandy beaches make it one of South Africa’s most popular destinations for beach holidays. The city’s shores are washed by the mild waters of the Indian Ocean, and Nahoon Beach is home to a world-class surf break. Besides Nahoon Beach, other beaches worth exploring in East London include Eastern Beach, Orient Beach and Marina Glen. Further afield you will find Gonubie Beach – East London’s only Blue Flag rated beach, with a reputation for excellent cleanliness and safety. East London Aquarium There are plenty of things to do and see in East London on a rainy day, and a visit to South Africa’s oldest aquarium should be high on that list. The aquarium may not rank amongst South Africa’s largest, but it boasts several unique attractions and exhibits, including a resident penguin colony and the world’s only captive pygmy lobsters. The East London Aquarium also provides visitors with access to a boardwalk that extends out over the Indian Ocean. The boardwalk affords excellent views of the humpback whales that approach the Eastern Cape coast during the winter whale season. East London Museum East London’s natural history museum is home to a number of unique exhibits. Pride of place is given to the preserved remains of the coelacanth caught off the shores of East London in 1938, which is regarded as one of the most significant zoological discoveries of the 20th century. The world’s only surviving dodo egg is another exhibit worth seeing, and visitors are also certain to be fascinated by the museum’s costume gallery, Nguni cultural exhibits, and the collection of items salvaged from shipwrecks off the East London coast. Book your East London holiday now You can book a beach holiday in the friendly town of East London online today. esouthafrica.com enables you to book comfortable, affordable East London accommodation online, as well as browse and book exciting day tours in the Eastern Cape. Take a break on the Sunshine Coast - book your East London holiday at e-southafrica.com now. About the Author: e-southafrica.com is a South African travel booking website that provides fast, secure online access to accommodation in the Eastern Cape, including town of East London, as well as other popular tourist destinations throughout South Africa.
Published on Aug 27, 2010
Published on Aug 27, 2010
Book your East London holiday now You can book a beach holiday in the friendly town of East London online today. e- southafrica.com enables...