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The Eastern Cape Province

For me, the Eastern Cape is truly South Africa’s hidden gem. Picture vast expanses of untouched landscapes, quaint villages nestled amidst rolling green hills and rugged coastlines. It’s a peaceful and authentic destination, free from the tourist crowds. Here, I primarily focus on day hikes, budget wildlife spots, and uncovering hidden treasures off the beaten path. But don’t mistake tranquility for dullness, there’s plenty to do, from adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities to cultural immersion and relaxing beach days. After spending a lot of time here, I can guide you on reaching remote places, staying safe, finding cheap places to stay, and discovering hiking trails and wildlife spots. So, if you crave an adventure away from the crowds, pack your bags and head to the Eastern Cape.

Latest Eastern Cape blog posts

Haga-Haga ocean view

Easy to reach places along the Wild Coast, incl. Jikeleza Route

A little off the beaten track, these easy-to-reach places along the Wild Coast are beautifully...
Southern Cross Boat Cruises East London

10 Fun things to do in East London, South Africa

From whale watching to a historical museum and nostalgic milkshakes, here's some ideas for fun...
Gonubie East London

Why East London is South Africa’s most Underrated Coastal Gem

From scenic beaches to legendary surf spots like Nahoon Reef, explore the unspoiled beauty, hisotry...

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The Jikeleza Wild Coast Route

The Jikeleza Route on the Wild Coast spans from Gonubie, near East London, all the way to Chefane along the coast, and Kwelerha in the Great Kei area. While it can technically be completed in a day, rushing through won’t do justice to the area’s beauty and diverse offerings. From wildlife reserves to farm stays and pretty views, I share stories and tips on a little bit of everything here.

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Wildlife Reserves

Home to the iconic Addo Elephant National Park, the Eastern Cape also has plenty of smaller reserves offering unique and intimate experiences with nature. Explore my posts and discover a world of budget-friendly and uncrowded wildlife destinations in the Eastern Cape. 

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Hiking Trails in the Eastern Cape

Adventure into the Eastern Cape’s rolling green hills and pristine beaches with my hiking posts! Explore the Wild Coast’s rugged beauty, wander through Hogsback’s mystical forests, or take leisurely beach strolls to historical sites. Join me and experience the best of outdoor exploration in South Africa’s Eastern Cape!

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Small Towns

In the Eastern Cape, small towns have a special character that is hard to beat. They’re rich in history, with beautiful natural landscapes and friendly locals. These towns are nestled among rolling hills, lush valleys, and wild coastlines, offering a peaceful getaway from city life. Join me as I uncover some of the best small towns in the Eastern Cape.