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.