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A fantastic holiday time at East London, South Africa


If you are on a South Africa holiday tour, you must definitely pay a visit to East London that is located on the south eastern coast. Lying between the two rivers Buffalo and Nahoon in the Amatole district of Eastern Cape Province, this town promises a wonderful vacation time for the visitors. This city comes under the Buffalo City local Municipality and it acquired its city status in the year 1914. This is the only town in South Africa that has a river port. This city played a significant role during the time of war between the British colonizers and local inhabitants. It was used as a supply port service to the nearby military headquarters, King William's Town. Soon a lot of people started to settle down permanently around the port area and this led to the development of the city. This area is dominated by the German migrants. You will notice that many areas of the town carry German names.

Being a relatively small city, Hotels in East London was able to preserve a great economic status over the years. In the entire Eastern Cape Province, East London has the second biggest industrial centre. Besides being a fantastic business trade centre, the city also features many beautiful beaches and other attractions. So it isn't a surprise that many thousands of tourists visit this place every year. Here in this article we has discussed about how you can spend your time while on East London holiday.

Additionally, there is a great deal of East London Accommodation from which to choose for your family vacation or business trip. From Hotels, Guest Houses and Self Catering stays.

How to spend time here:

Enjoy the beauty of marine life - known to many locals and vacationers alike as the Nirvana for any water sport, East London is famous for its blue Indian Ocean waters and diving sites. There are four major reefs in this area which are particularly famous as diving spots. Glen Eden point is the first one where you can have a shallow dive to watch the different fish species and other marine creatures. If you're lucky enough, you might spot Nemo there. Second is the Gonubie Point which would allow you a relaxing snorkelling adventure when the waters are calm and cool. More experienced swimmers and divers are encouraged to swim out to the outer edge of the reef. The Orient side would be the third one that is the east part of the pier at East London. East London Hotels This is the spot where you could find fish species such as Knife Jaw and Silver Steenbras. The best place where you could enjoy the view of marine life with your kids is the Mermaid pool. The maximum depth here is 1.5 meters. Boulder reef is one more spot that is not far away but the depth of water can reach up to 6 meters. So this spot is not suitable for kids. Ragged tooth sharks and other fish species can be spotted here.

Hiking trip- if you are more inclined to do activities on land, you could also try to go hiking in East London. The famed Strandloper Hiking Trail is located in the East London coastline starting from the Kei River Mouth to Gonubie. The said trail will present you with a breath taking view with over 60 kilometres of golden beaches, rivers, coastal forests, and some cliff tops. You don't have to worry about your resting needs because you will get very friendly accommodations from overnight shelters or hotels on the way to the end of the trail. Alternatively, if you aren't confident enough that you can withstand the hiking, you could try the Sundown Trail. You may take the same trail but your luggage will be carried for you.

Enjoy playing paintball game- East London is famous for the Paintball Combat game. This adventure game is offered right in the heart of the town at Bush Warriors. A huge area of approximately 322,500 square metres is reserved for this purpose. This spot is very close to the airport terminal. The natural grass and trees of the field makes the paintball experience actually realistic. Whether you intend to relieve your stress, do a mini team building activity, or leave your children in a place where they can have fun at the same time, Bush Warriors is the place to be.

Though, East London is a small city it still offers a pleasurable holiday experience for its visitors. With its major playing part in the region's history, breathtaking sceneries, and rich culture, there is no room for dullness or boredom in East London. Come and visit!.

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