The Eastern Cape region is the second largest of the nine provinces and boasts wonderful expansive beaches, lush green forests, fantastic mountain ranges and amazing countryside. Here you can enjoy some of the longest hours of sunshine along the sub-tropical coastline, take advantage of the malaria free Big 7 Game viewing at Addo National Elephant Park and for the adventurous ones amongst you leap off the 216m bridge bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge near Tsitsikamma. This is the highest commercially operated bungee jump in the World!
The Indian Ocean provides a wonderful coastline for the Eastern Cape comprising long stretches of clean sandy beaches, rocky coves, secluded lagoons, huge sand dunes and towering cliffs. The region is served by three airports situated in Port Elizabeth, East London and Mthatha.
The Eastern Cape runs from just above Port St. Johns, on the Wild Coast, down to south of Port Elizabeth and also incorporates the Karoo heartland. The village of Graaff Reinet, the oldest town in the Eastern Cape, lies in the heart of the Karoo Nature Reserve and not far from the famous Valley of Desolation. Graaff Reinet also has a huge selection of Cape Dutch architecture to admire. Between Graaff Reinet and Cradock you will find the wonderful Mountain Zebra National Park which has over 280 Mountain Zebra.
The Eastern Cape is also home to Grahamstown with its famous annual Arts Festival. You will also find the Rhodes University here which is one of the best universities in South Africa.