Archive for Eastern Cape
Although it is not as fashionable compared to the adjoining Western Cape, it’s part in South Africa’s background is immense. It was here that Nelson Mandela was born and in 2000, a museum opened its doors to concur with the tenth anniversary of his release from jail. The museum is found at Qunu on the N2, south of Umtata.
The Eastern Cape is furthermore rich in natural wonder too with a welcoming shoreline tempting surfers, striking inland scenery of rolling farmlands and secret valleys along with the Wild Coast. It’s regarded as certainly one of the planet’s most luscious strips of coastal forest.
The province’s most westerly coastline accommodates the tail end of the celebrated Garden Route, making it a pretty simple decision to keep going north-eastwards along the African coastline, in the direction of the Eastern Cape.
The Eastern Cape is additionally a very good game viewing place with 3 malaria-free national parks, the Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra and the Tsitsikamma National Park. Shamwari, in between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, had been the 1st private conservation project in the Eastern Cape. It has been a great success, equally in terms of environmental integrity and as a wonderful vacation place, presenting an ultra high-class gambling or safari encounter.
Port Elizabeth is the largest urban centre in the Eastern Cape and amongst South Africa’s best kept secrets. As well as being a terrific base for day trips, PE (as it is known) has an extensive range of seashores and some exceptional golf courses. Inside the city limits are charming walks, a number of great mountain bike trails, great surfing and sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and awesome scuba diving.
You have probably heard of the “Big Five” but the Eastern Cape is home to the “Big Seven”. Combined with the classic “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino), you will also see the Great White Shark and the Southern Right Whale.