About The Eastern Cape in South Africa

About The Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape Province is home to a segment of the loveliest natural attractions in South Africa. Its landscapes range from dense indigenous forests and towering crags to uninterrupted stretches of white beaches and semi-arid scrub that has its own unique beauty. Such variations in vegetation mean an equally mixed array of wildlife species that have made this their natural habitat.

The Eastern Cape is known for its temperate climate. Summers extend from December to February and midday highs reach about 30 degrees Celsius. Mornings and evenings are warm too. Winter is between June and August and, while this is the rainy season, days average noonday highs of about 18 degrees. In some inland parts of the Eastern Cape, snow can be found on the mountains and high-lying areas while marvellous, crystal-clear and sunny, wind-free days are not uncommon, even along the coast, in the depths of winter.

Some of the Eastern Cape’s most known and loved tourist attractions include:

The Addo Elephant National Park

Tiffindell Ski Resort

A little slice of Switzerland in the heart of South Africa, Tiffindell is a fully equipped ski and snowboarding resort. To extend the skiing time, manmade snow is available, if and when necessary. Tobogganing and snow fights are also popular in the winter, while mountain biking, hiking, and fly fishing are fantastic summertime activities.

Storms River

This scenic river and its surrounds are breath-taking in their beauty. A number of fun adventures are on offer in and around Storms River; including ziplining over the forest, blackwater tubing down the river and exploring the forest on Segways.

Jeffrey’s Bay

J-bay, as it is affectionately known, is renowned by surfing champs all over the world for its amazing waves. However, it is also a fantastic seaside getaway for friends and families wanting peace, quiet and stunning beaches.

Bloukrans Bungy

This is the world’s highest commercial bungy jump at 216 metres high, and will test the courage of even the most seasoned adrenalin junkie. There are also bridge walks and swings on offer at Bloukrans, which is situated close to Tsitsikamma.

About The Eastern Cape in South Africa