Formed in 1994 comprising of the Xhosa Homelands of Transkei and Ciskei and the Cape Province, this young region (which is also the birth and resting place of Nelson Mandela) is blessed with a diverse landscape, culture, and adventure.
From the dry lands of the west to the to the well-watered east, agriculture is of vital importance to the locals. From pineapple orchards to sheep farming, and a newly devised olive nursery, the people of the Eastern Cape make the most of their region.
With 800km of beautiful coastline, the waters and shores a-like offer a multitude of activities for the excited adventurer: Surfing, snorkelling, swimming, kite boarding and fishing are all at your mercy, as well as keeping your eyes open to spot one of the 27 species of whale and dolphin which occupy the waters. There are many hiking routes for those who like to stay on land, and the towns of Bathurst and Grahamstown will give you an insightful experience into the history and culture of the Province.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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The Eastern Cape climate tends to be a mix of both subtropical and Mediterranean, due to it’s vast area ranging from the slightly humid and sometimes windy coast, to the drier and hotter climate inland, and the wetter greenery of the mountains. Read More
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