Budget Travel in the Eastern Cape South Africa – Malaria-Free

Budget Travel in the Eastern Cape South Africa

Budget Travel in the Eastern Cape South Africa

The capital is Bisho. It was formed in 1994 out of the “independent” homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, as well as the eastern portion of the Cape Province.

The best time to visit the Eastern Cape is April and May.

This is the home of the Xhosa, and the birthplace of many prominent South Africans, such as Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki.

The Eastern Cape is extremely diverse. The western interior is dry and arid, while the east is wet and green. This South African Province offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 km of coastline with the best beaches you have ever seen, and wild life viewing in a malaria-free environment.

The Eastern coastal regions enjoy hot summers and moderate winters and Port Elizabeth experiences a daily average of 7 hours sunshine. Northern regions are much cooler. Certain areas receive rain throughout the year albeit erratic.


Wild Coast: Hole in the Wall, Nelson Mandela Museum

Sunshine Coast: Bayworld Oceanarium & Snakepark, Baviaanskloof Reserve

Kouga Region: Jeffreys Bay – world famous surfing, Langkloof Valley & Fruit Route, Kouga Cultural Centre

Tsitsikamma Adventure Route: Tsitsikamma National Park & Marine Reserve, Bloukranz Bridge – bungy jumping

Karoo Heartland: Mountain Zebra National Park, Valley of Desolation, Nieu-Bethesda Owl House

Freindly N6: Aliwal North Hot Springs

Amatola Mountain Escape: Voice of the Earth Eco Shrine, Mpofu Game Reserve

Frontier Country: Grahamstown, Valley of the Ancient Voices, Shamwari

Sundays River Valley: Addo Elephant National Park, Kirkwood

Suggested Travel Route:

Day 1 – 2:

Kei Mouth Caravan Park

Wild Coast – Kei Mouth

Tel: 043 841 1004 Fax: 043 841 1180

Day 3 – 6:

Boesmans Caravan Park

Sunshine Coast & Country – Boesmansriviermond

Tel: 046 648 3584 Fax: 046 648 3584

Day 7 – 9:

Addo Elephant National Park

Sundays River Valley – Addo

Tel: 042 233 8600 Fax: 042 233 8643

Day 10 – 11:

Jesa Caravan Park

Karoo Heartland – Graaff-Reinet

Tel: 049 893 0966 Fax: 049 893 0965

Day 12 – 16:

Bloukrantz Caravan Park

Tsitsikamma Adventures – Tsitsikamma

Tel: 042 281 1450 Fax: 042 281 1457

Distances in km from Port Elizabeth:

Aliwal North 668 km

East London 310 km

Graaff-Reniet 291 km

Grahamstown 130 km

Jeffreys Bay 70 km

Middelburg 357 km

Port St Johns 576 km

Umtata 490 km

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    Accommodation in Port Elizabeth – Algoa Guesthouse is an owner managed 3 star bed and breakfast in Summerstrand Port Elizabeth. If you are here to enjoy all the attractions of our Friendly City or are about to embark on a journey along the beautiful Garden Route, holiday makers and business travellers alike will enjoy a comfortable stay at this guest house in Port Elizabeth.

    Algoa B&B offers comfortable air conditioned, clean and semi self-catering rooms (microwave, bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities), flat screen TV’s with a selection of satellite channels. Wi-Fi is free of charge. Enjoy a healthy or full English breakfast in the quaint dining room which overlooks the swimming pool and attractive garden.

    This child friendly accommodation is only a mere 200 metre stroll to the beachfront of Pollock Beach. Experience the warm waters of Nelson Mandela Bay (Algoa Bay) at one of beaches (Pollock Beach, Hobie Beach or one of our Blue Flag beaches (Humewood Beach & Kings Beach) which is also a popular destination to swim or surf or to go scuba diving with the dolphins at one of the estimated 400 ship wreckages.


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  3. Steve and Sally Blackman says:

    With stunning sunsets and clear, starry nights, the Baviaans offers a taste of life at its unpoilt best. The area encompasses the World Heritage Site and Wilderness area of the Baviaanskloof, the Karoo towns of Rietbron, Willowmore and Steytlerville and the Grootrivier Valley, and is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

    Known for small stock farming and for the richness of its endemic plant species, its interesting cultural heritage and the abundance of bird and animal life, the Baviaans area holds ample opportunity for outdoor recreation.

    Due to its rugged nature, the Baviaanskloof, Rietbron, Steytlerville, Willowmore and Grootrivier areas cater for both the adventurous and the less adventurous tourist. Visit our “what to do page” to read more.


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