EAST LONDON IN SOUTH AFRICA
East London is also known as Buffalo City because it lies between the Nahoon River in the north and the Buffalo River to the south. It is the only river port in South Africa and is located in the Eastern Cape Province. East London’s entertainment depends a lot on the locals, who certainly know how to entertain. With a genuine sense of hospitality and a laid-back lifestyle, the inhabitants will make you feel at home in their city. East London is situated on the northern end of the 300 kilometer stretch of coastline referred to as the ‘Sunshine Coast’. It is renowned for its pristine and unpolluted beaches. East London is a family entertainment city where you can enjoy mild temperatures and plenty of activities on its array of fantastic beaches. East London’s main attraction is Gonubie Beach, which is situated 25 km north of the city on the Gonubie River. An estuary and bluff on the north and a rocky headland on the south surround this hotspot, which is also a protected beach. The Southern Right whales migrate southwards down the coast of South Africa to their arctic feeding grounds and come close inshore at East London – it was with this in the mind that the lovely East London Aquarium was built with an 11 meter high platform that sits right above the surf and provides an excellent opportunity to watch these magnificent animals breaching in the bay. Explore the East London Museum with its excellent anthropological displays, the only known dodo egg and a stuffed coelacanth (a fish thought to have been extinct for more than 70 million years, until one was netted near East London in 1938). While in town, also see the Gately House museum and the lovely Victorian buildings in the city center.