Eastern Cape Accommodation Specials

With its rich heritage and diversity, the Eastern Cape is one of the most beautiful and rugged provinces in South Africa. It’s easy to see why this area is affectionately called the “Adventure Province”. Here you’ll find thick pine forests and awe-inspiring vistas in the Tsitsikamma area, many mountainous foothills of the Drakensberg to explore and an unspoilt stretch of serene coastline known as the Wild Coast. Being South Africa’s second largest province and roughly the size of Uruguay, this is the home of the late icon Nelson Mandela as well as the place where the oldest remains of modern humans have been found, at Klasies River Cave – dating back over 100000 years!
This province really does live up to its nickname as being filled with adventure. From Big 5 game viewing at Kichaka, to embarking on the highest commercial bungee jump in the world at Bloukrans, around every corner lies the possibility of unforgettable moments in the Eastern Cape. For city-slickers, laid-back East London and the larger Port Elizabeth are both coastal cities with temperate conditions and warm waters.
The climate of the Eastern Cape is highly varied, with dry conditions in the west including hot summers and chilly winters, while further east conditions become more subtropical and summer rainfall can be expected. A dedicated ski resort (Tiffindell) is found in the northern part of the Eastern Cape, where winter snow is common, while beach resorts can be found dotted along the pristine coastline, boasting favourable conditions for ideal beach breaks.
From backpackers and farm lodges, right through to luxurious 5-star hotels and upscale resorts, a truly magical experience awaits those who visit this South African treasure. Nature reserves and game lodges here are widespread too. Find all of our Eastern Cape accommodation specials below.
A melting pot of not only cultures, but ecosystems too are found in the Eastern Cape. Semi-arid conditions, rich with succulent vegetation types, lie inland around the photogenic Karoo area, while contrasted with that are the magical, emerald-green forests of Hogsback at the foot of the famous Drakensberg mountain range. A plethora of birds and animals call the Eastern Cape their home, and interestingly enough, it is also the place where the once-thought-to-be-extinct coelacanth fish was rediscovered in 1938. A must-do for wildlife is the Addo Elephant National Park.
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