East London is the largest river port in South Africa and is the gateweay to the Wild Coast
East London has the largest river port in the country. It's a great surf stop and those in the know say that Nahoon Reef is comparable to Sunset Beach in Hawaii.
This is the gateway to the Transkei with the last of city amenities until the South Coast - so it's a good idea to stock up on both cash and supplies...
East London is the Eastern Cape's second largest town and commercial centre. It has the largest river port in the country thanks to the mighty Buffalo River which enters the sea here.
Various tour operators offer a range of activities which include helicopter rides, surf lessons, township tours and yacht trips across the bay. The Big Four can be found in Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve which is just half an hour's drive away.
En route to the Wild Coast, this is the last city with a variety of amenities and supermarkets until the South Coast so it's a good idea to stock up here before heading off on your next adventure.
If you're going to stay on the Wild Coast, feed your wallet before you leave as banking in the Transkei can be tiresome.
Places to Stay
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Little Brak Beach House offers fab out-of-town tranquillity and loads of comfort .
(Little Brak,Garden Route)
A vibey country lodge only 10 minutes from the airport in Benoni.
Hermanus Backpackers just gets better and better, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the live-wire owners, Braam and Hayley.
Mandela Bay is a pozzie to make Madiba proud
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
Centrally situated in Johannesburg and close to WITS - a perfect venue for Profs and Researchers - kids are welcome too
The Roc ‘n Rope Lodge hosts climbers from around the world
Welcome to God's country at the Tsitsa Falls
(Hogsback,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)
Deal directly with a township guide.
(Scarborough and Kommetjie,Cape Town)
This Cape Town based car rental agency offers great deals on car hire in Cape Town.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
New brooms have swept Wonky Donkey clean over to a new address with new owners, new management and new improved wonkiness.
(Gordons Bay,Cape Town)