Natural attractions in the Eastern Cape
1The Wild Coast
The glorious Wild Coast extends between the Mtamvuna River (in the North) and the Great Kei River (to the South). This coastline is wild and pristine with sheer cliff faces, isolated beaches and tropical forests.
2Addo Elephant National Park
3Northern Ukhahlamba Drakensberg
4Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area
5Shamwari Game Reserve
This Big Five malaria-free reserve stretches along the Bushman’s River and covers some 25 000 hectares of pristine wilderness. Shamwari is renowned for its conservation efforts.
The forests of the Tsitsikamma offer up an abundance of natural beauty – here you’ll find ancient yellowwoods, stinkwoods and iron woods and an abundance of bird life. The Tsitsikamma falls into the newly declared Garden Route National Park.
7Valley of Desolation
The sheer cliff face of the Valley of Desolation is a geological phenomenon and has been declared a national monument. This valley lies within the Camdeboo National Park and offers up a unique Karoo eco-system.
9Hole in The Wall
Known as ‘izi Khaleni’ (place of thunder) by the local Xhosa people, the Hole in the Wall along Coffee Bay is an enormous detached cliff with an opening that has been carved by the waves.