East London Adventures

East London (Buffalo City) Adventures.

East London is a seaside town sitting pretty in the middle of two of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal regions - the Sunshine Coast and the Wild Coast. What more could you ask for in terms of a base for adventure?

East London’s a place that gets under your skin. It’s not just the soft golden beach sand that makes its way into everything. Chat to an East Londoner living away from home and you’ll be struck by the adoration and nostalgia they…

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East London (Buffalo City) Adventures.

East London is a seaside town sitting pretty in the middle of two of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal regions - the Sunshine Coast and the Wild Coast. What more could you ask for in terms of a base for adventure?

East London’s a place that gets under your skin. It’s not just the soft golden beach sand that makes its way into everything. Chat to an East Londoner living away from home and you’ll be struck by the adoration and nostalgia they have for their hometown. Whether it’s the endless uncrowded beaches, world-class surf spots, or just the down-to-earth warmth and friendliness of its citizens, there’s a special quality in East London that you feel straight away. It might be one of South Africa’s less renowned towns, but its temperate weather, warm Indian Ocean, and proximity to excellent holiday resorts and private game reserves make it a natural choice of destination for the sporty and nature-loving adventurer.

The town is flanked by two significant rivers, one of which, the Buffalo, is mighty enough to make East London South Africa’s only river port. These scenic riverine environments are easily accessible offering great scope for all forms of water recreation including paddling and boat cruises. The lazy river mouths intersect with wide tide-rippled beaches, creating calm lagoons of water where children can play and swim safely. The sweeping beaches are havens for horse riding and hiking adventures.

If you are using East London as a base for your East Coast holiday, then a visit to the East London Museum is a good place to start. It will give you insights into the region that are sure to enhance your trip. East London was an activist hot-spot during the days of apartheid with many of South Africa’s most heart-held sons and daughters having deep roots here, including Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko.

East London Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in East London, South Africa. East London also known as Buffalo City is the adventure hub for the Eastern Cape; this small welcoming city offers a whole host of exciting things to do. Like most South African cities, East London’s urban areas rapidly melt away into wild and...

Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Rides in East London, South Africa. There’s no other city in South Africa that has so many stunning beach resorts and weekend getaways in such proximity to its urban periphery. East London (Buffalo City) is all about the beach; the longest, widest, wildest white and copper coloured...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in East London, South Africa. If you’re looking for an exhilarating experience in East London (Buffalo City) why not book on a boat trip with one of our operators. This river port city provides many opportunities for both ocean and river cruises.  You will find a boat trip to suit...

Canoeing

Canoeing in East London, South Africa. With rivers flanking it and the temperate Indian ocean at its feet, its not surprising that all forms of paddling are popular in East London (Buffalo City). An active and well-subscribed canoe club exists, and many big canoe races are held here. Some of South Africa’s...

Hiking

Hiking in East London. The phrase ‘Take only pictures, leave only footprints’ embodies the idea of enjoying the great outdoors while minimizing your...

Paintball

Paintball in East London, South Africa. Looking for high energy fun near you? East London (Buffalo City) paintball operators offer exciting courses in convenient locations and all the latest accessories. This is a game that you can totally immerse yourself in from the moment the session begins right...

Quad Biking

Quad Biking in East London (Buffalo City), South Africa. East London’s lovely sub-tropical weather means more days for having fun outdoors which is important when you have limited vacation time. An exciting thing to do if you want to get out and about and cover a lot of ground in the literal...

Segway Tours

Segway Tours in East London, South Africa. This quirky looking personal transporter has found its way to all the adventure hotspots in South Africa including East London (Buffalo City). It provides another fun way to explore your environment and reduces the possibility of hearing the words “Are...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in East London, South Africa. East London (Buffalo City) is a well-known springboard to excellent slackpacking (Hiking Trails). Rich unspoilt natural beauty, perfect weather, the presence of rural Xhosa culture and the wonderfully welcoming, often family run, hotels and lodges that are...

Surfing

Surfing in East London - Learn to Surf. Which South African surf grommet hasn’t dreamt of surfing Nahoon Reef famous for its barrels and world class surfers? East London’s unique beach topography produces many surf breaks and the right wave for every level of surfing experience can...

Teambuilding

Teambuilding in East London. East London offers many options for teambuilding at affordable rates and in beautiful places. There are also many wonderful venues just outside the city where the unspoilt natural environment will give you the impression that you are much further away. Coastal resorts are...

Zip Line

Zip Line in East London, South Africa. Fly over veldt and forest for a hawk’s view of the world. East London ziplining adventures currently boasts 9 zipline’s up to 150m each but watch this space; ziplines courses are constantly added to and enhanced as technology evolves and new suitable...