East London

East London is a lovely city in South Africa that features long white stretches of pristine beaches that charm and attract swimmers, sun lovers and surfers from various parts of the globe. Fishing, rowing and cruising are other attractions of the city. The city boasts of trendy commercial centres and malls, and is dissected by different beautiful rivers such as the Buffalo and Nahoon.

East London’s Nahoon Reef, one of the finest beaches in the world, has been host to various international surfing competitions. East London’s convenient access to other popular regions like the Wild Coast also makes it a famous holiday destination.

Top Tourist Spots in East London

East London is brimming with a plethora of tourist attractions that attract travellers from all over the world.

  • East London Aquarium and Ocean Viewing Deck
  • East London City Hall
  • West Bank Golf Club
  • Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance
  • East London Museum

Shopping Attractions in East London

East London has an array of shopping malls from where people can pick up items of their likings. The city also boasts of a variety of arts and crafts and specialty shops. Travellers can buy traditional local Xhosa artefacts as well as clothing and beadwork.

  • Vincent Park Shopping Mall
  • Beacon Bay Shopping Mall
  • Ilitha Womens Project

Eating out in East London

East London has a number of restaurants that serve regional as well as international cuisine.

  • Ernst’s Chalet Suisse
  • Le Petit
  • Emzini African Restaurant
  • Grazia Fine Food & Wine
  • Quarterdeck

Hotels in East London

East London’s accommodation options rate amongst the best in the region. The city features a range of luxury hotels, guesthouses, cottages and backpacker hostels. The city’s accommodation alternatives cater to every budget and need.

  • Balugha Inn
  • The Thatch Guest House
  • Seagulls Beach Hotels,
  • Thornycroft Lodge
  • Mpongo Private Game Reserve Hotel
  • Palmieros Bed and Breakfast

Cheap Flights to East London

Find the latest airfares and discounted offers on flights to East London operating from UK.

Preferred Airlines to East London from UK

South African Airways | Etihad Airways | Qatar Airways | Singapore Airlines | Emirates | Lufthansa | Virgin Atlantic

Airports in East London

East London Airport (Airport Code: ELS) is a relatively small airport that serves more than 300,000 travellers each year. The airport handles approximately 30 flights a day. East London Airport features a restaurant, coffee shop and book store.

Best Time to Visit East London

East London has an ideal climate with temperate conditions throughout the year and this makes it a popular year round holiday destination.

Transport in East London

Public transportation in the city can be erratic and cannot be completely relied upon as means to go around the city. Visitors are advised to rent their own cars from any of the numerous car rental agencies available in the city.

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