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TTake a hike, go abseiling, enjoy a river ride, be brave and bungee jump or perhaps opt for a surf. It’s the Sunshine Coast where you will find adventure, beautiful forests and quaint seaside hamlets—there’s something for everyone!

Start at the beginning, Tsitsikamma, part of the Garden Route National Park, and the start of the Eastern Cape's Sunshine Coast. It is an absolute must for adventure seekers, offering abseiling, hiking, river rides, and nature trails. How brave are you? Take on the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at 216m, off Bloukrans Bridge.

Did You Know?
TThe Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, gets its name from the fact that it gets the most sunshine in South Africa—about 320 out of 365 days a year.

TTravel further down the 500km stretch of coastline and enjoy the beautiful forest-clad slopes of the Tsitsikamma with its many eco-trails, hikes, and luxury bush destinations.

Discover seaside holiday towns like Kenton-on-Sea, Port Alfred, Cape St. Francis and St. Francis Bay, and enjoy unspoiled beaches and lagoons.

AAlso on this coast are some of the best surfing spots in the world along with supertubes, famous for its consistent, right-hand break in the surfing Mecca of Jeffreys Bay. At the end of the route is the coastal town of East London, also called Buffalo City. Like much of the rest of the Eastern Cape, this town has a rich history associated with the local people and the impact of the arrival of early European settlers. 

For a start, it's almost always sunny on this Sunshine Coast, and despite its popularity with local and international visitors, the region has managed to avoid excessive commercialisation and retain its charm.

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