Few experiences are quite as absorbing as seeing Africa’s great beasts up close. The Eastern Cape is home to the Big Seven; buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, rhino, great white shark and southern right whale.

A trip to the Eastern Cape is not complete without catching a glimpse of these animals in their indigenous environment. The character of the region is embodied in these majestic creatures, taking you back to untamed Africa in its purest form. Spanning both land and ocean, the Big Seven is an African marvel that continues to inspire and intrigue.


The world renowned heritage site is one of the true gems of the Eastern Cape. Home to an abundance of animal and plant life, Baviaanskloof is flanked by two mountain ranges and spans a distance of 200km.

The heritage site is rich in natural beauty, forged over millennia to remain the unspoilt natural marvel it is today. The rugged terrain offers some of the most breath-taking hiking and 4×4 trails surrounding you in nature’s splendour.


With 800 kilometres of pristine coastline to explore, the Eastern Cape effortlessly transitions from land to sea opening up a world of exploration and adventure opportunities. A true feature of the province, along with the abundance of activities, the region is also known as the water sport capital of South Africa boasting a host of international and local water sport events.

Enjoy the breath-taking scenery and immerse yourself in one of the many experiences in and around the Eastern Cape’s magnificent coastline.

Great Fish River


The 45 000ha Great Fish Reserve provides visitors with panoramic views over diverse habitats of succulent bushveld and scenic...



Combining lush indigenous forests, a beautiful rocky coastline, unspoilt beaches and rolling grasslands, the Hluleka Nature...



Spanning a unique blend of coastal forest, winding rivers, open grassland and a diverse coastline, Dwesa Nature Reserve offers...



With its World Heritage Site Status, the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve is home to the biggest wilderness area in the country and...



Situated on the coast of north-Eastern Pondoland, the Mkhambathi Nature Reserve offers visitors 7 720ha of open grasslands,...



The beautiful coastal reserve of Silaka lies in a forested valley close to Port St Johns, the jewel of the Wild...

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