The home of the Xhosa nation and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, the Eastern Cape has 800 kilometres of pristine beaches, indigenous forests and the desert-like landscape of the Great Karoo.
The coastline is some of the wildest and most beautiful in South Africa. The Transkei, nicknamed the Wild Coast, is characterized by green hills and rocky cliffs which run along vast stretches of untouched beaches. Warm waters and numerous headlands make this a surfers dream and the abundance of sea life provide for excellent diving and large seafood platters. Further south the towns of Jeffrey’s and St Francis Bay are home to some of the top surf spots in the world.
Forestlovers will delight in exploring the Tsitsikama, an area of indigenous forest populated by the giant Outeniqua Yellowwood. The combination of rugged coastline and thick forest make this one of the most sought after hiking destinations in Africa. Spectacular sea … Read More