The Adventure Province Eastern Cape is a magical place of splendour and stark contrasts. Very few places in the world can rival the adventures to be had in the Eastern Cape.
Whether you choose to bask in the longest hours of sunshine on the 800kmís of sub-tropical coastline, enjoy malaria-free Big 7 game-viewing, bungee jump off a 216m bridge or experience the warmth of ubuntu in the towns and villages - the Eastern Cape will fulfil your dreams of wild and wonderful South African adventures.
10 Reasons why the Eastern Cape is great:
- Warm, friendly, hospitable people.
- Diversity - it's a world in one province.
- Nine tourist routes offering experiences from lush wilderness, semi-arid plains, unspoilt beaches and the splendour of rural Wild Coast to snow covered mountains, bushveld and wildlife.
- Lifestyle - a great work/play balance - workplaces, beaches and game reserves so close and easy accessibility of great cities like Cape Town.
- Investment opportunities - the Eastern Cape is the only South African province boasting two industrial development zones. A planned deep water harbour is set to take new generation container vessels.
- Beaches - from Plettenberg Bay's doorstep to Port Edward, kilometres of unspoilt, golden beaches, rocky stretches and protected bays are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
- History - birthplace of the living legend, Nelson Mandela, the story of Black Consciousness leader and freedom fighter, Steve Biko, the arrival of the European settlers and the Frontier Wars - just some of the incredible stories that have shaped the history of the Eastern Cape.
- Food - fresh braaied seafood, succulent beef, sweet mielies, lamb bredie, samp and beans, biltong, Nanaga Pies, Bushy Park yoghurt and cream, Sunshine Juice, Mrs Balls Chutney, Springbok Carpaccio, Calamari, Ouma rusks .......
- Culture - the Eastern Cape population of over 6 million is made up of many cultural groups, all of whom contribute to the diversity of the province.
- Sport - Eastern Cape people are great sports lovers. Some of the Eastern Cape's sporting greats include World Champion boxer, Vuyani Bungu and Springbok cricket legend, Graeme Pollock and Makhaya Ntini.
10 Activities Eastern Cape Visitors prefer:
67 % Going to the beach
56.4 % Soccer
49.5 % Visiting Nature Reserves
45.4 % Religious gatherings
42.5 % Visiting African cultural villages
41.8 % Visiting Museums, art galleries etc.
41.6 % Visiting African townships
36.7 % Meetings, conferences
35.9 % Dancing, nightclubs
For more detailed information on the range of activities and facilities available, please contact the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency on 043 701 9600.