Renowned for its abundance of natural beauty and unmatched diversity, the Eastern Cape is a wonderland of contradictions. Although the Eastern Cape is predominantly a mountainous region, the terrain smoothly transitions from the desert-like Karoo to the vibrant and lush forests of the aptly named Wild Coast and through to the coastal beauty of the Garden Route.
Home to a vast list of national parks, including the Addo Elephant National Park and the Camdeboo National Park, the Eastern Cape is made for outdoor adventures. From hiking and walking trails, unique photographic opportunities, rare bird watching and beautiful mountain biking trails, you’ll have every chance to stretch your outdoor muscles. Although most of South Africa is well known for warm and tropical climates, the Eastern Cape provides one of the country’s only skiing resorts in Tiffindell (near Rhodes) for a rare opportunity to experience a snowy winter wonderland.
Not merely known for its rugged beauty, the Eastern Cape provides a stunning seaside retreat in both the Garden Route and Buffalo River that watersport enthusiasts flock to year-round. As South Africa’s only river port city, Buffalo River consists of sweeping white beaches that are the definition of unspoiled and uncrowded! Get ready to enjoy swimming, sailing, water-skiing, boardsailing and fishing. If city delights are more your speed, the Eastern Cape has many top cities, like Stormsrivier, Port Elizabeth and Cape St Francis to name a few. Each city has its own list of unique attractions ranging from artisanal restaurants to craft beer/wine tasting, outdoor adventures and more that are guaranteed to ensure good times regardless of your interests.
From Tsitsikamma to Rhodes, you’ll need to book an extended trip just to see a small portion of all that makes this province a wonderland of beauty and possibility. For unmatched Eastern Cape self-catering accommodation, AirAgents has a variety of luxury accommodation options with spectacular views and every amenity to ensure comfort and suit your needs.
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