South Africa`ssecond largest province probably reflectsthe country`s greatest natural and cultural diversity. In many ways, it`s a cradle of much ofSouth Africa`s history.
Here, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, white frontiersmenfirst encountered black Africans, with the Khoi-Khoi and the Khoi-San in the middle, andBritain relocatedunsuspecting settlers in a wild, inhospitable land.
As visitorscan relive ancient battles and trace the more contemporary beginnings of Nelson Mandela`s long walk to freedom and Steve Biko`s shorter path to martyrdom, it`s a great cultural destination.
Yet there`s more to the cultural attractions than conflict and confrontation.
Grahamstown, a historic centre of grand old buildings, art galleries, museums and churches, annually hosts the world`s second largest cultural festival, dramatically interpreting stories and opinions and colourfully bursting into song and dance.
For many, the province`s sheer beauty is its attraction. Along a coaststill relatively wild beaches stretch out of sight, endless in the opportunity they offer surfers, divers, hikers, beachcombers and the less energetic who seek only to unwind in the sunshine.
Indeed,walking the beaches and the cliffs above them is something taken seriously.
The Otter Trail enjoys world acclaim among the many hiking tracks that criss-cross the entire coastline, often through such nature reserves as the Tsitsikamma National Park, and that meander further afield to mountain forests, the arid Karoo and the high grasslands of the Drakensberg. Higher ground attracts fly fishermen and even snow skiers.
Wildlife enthusiasts have long recognised the (malaria-free) appeal of the Addo Elephant National Park, home not just to an elephant sub-species but the entire `Big Five` of the animal kingdom, and of anincreasing number of private luxury lodges that add style and luxury to game viewing.
The 2 star Country Village Accommodation situated in Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape, offers accommodation in five self-catering cottages and three bedrooms that can be rented separately or as a family unit. Graaff Reinet is approximately 217km away from...read more
The White House B and B is situated 15 minutes from the city centre of East London near the beautiful Gonubie river and blue flag beach. This is one of the best beaches on the Wild Coast with Whales and Dolphins swimming within view of the house. The...read more
Sea Whisper Guest House & Self Catering Apartments, in Jeffreys Bay Eastern Cape, overlooks the pristine beaches of the Indian Ocean. It offers guests luxury villa-style accommodation and an opportunity to relax and unwind in South Africa's surfing c...read more
The 4-star Hill Street Manor situated in Grahamstown, (Eastern Cape) offers accommodation in eight en-suite bedrooms.Hot beverages, fruit juice, mineral water, and fruit platters are available throughout the day, and dinner on request.Port Elizab...read more
WarmKaros Bed and Breakfast with self-catering, offers up-market accommodation in one of the prestigious suburbs of East London in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.The B and B features Eight spacious one and two bedroom suites which open up onto pr...read more
We offer comfortable en suite rooms equipped with TV, Tea/coffee facilities. Private and communal lounge, swimming pool, fax and internet facilities, airport transfers and secure parking. Massages, manicures and pedicures can be arranged on request. ...read more
Break away from the noise and bustle of everyday life and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Be amazed by the creation of God’s hand and move freely where time and space have no limits.Gaze at millions of stars, seemingly so close that you can touch ...read more
The 4-star Beach House is situated in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, and offers accommodation in six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The Beach House has secure parking, WiFi Internet access, a swimming pool, and patio. Breakfast is...read more
Upmarket Accommodation Guest House is situated on a quiet farm,near Matatiele on the R56 between Kokstad and Matatiele.The guest house offers comfortable, spacious accommodation in 8 units, each with a private entrance, TV, en suite bathroom, sma...read more