Eastern Cape Province in South Africa, SA
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The region is an area of extraordinary diversity, From reclaimed Eastern Cape Province wildlife reserves, agricultural heritage to beautiful coastal resorts and golden beaches in South Africa, SA. In contrast to the sophistication of Eastern Cape towns and seaside resorts, this province stretches to the quiet foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and across to the sparse lypopulated Great Karoo plains – taking in a variety of sheep-farms, ostrich farms and game reserves along the way, including the famous Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.
The Eastern Cape Province is South Africa's second largest province and although unjustifiably underrated as a game destination, it is malaria free & offers a wide variety of wildlife in both national and private game reserves, adventures coastal tourist attractions.
Shamwari, between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, was the first private conservation initiative in this South Africa region and due to its unmitigated success of maintaining environmental integrity and increasing tourism, other private reserves & lodges have followed suit.
The Addo reserve stretches from the ocean to the Zuurberg Mountains and is famed for its elephants and diversity of game. The stretch of coastline from PE to the Fish River is aptly known as the 'Sunshine Coast'. Well known for its surfing and delightful beach attractions & holiday resorts, this area is a beach-lovers paradise.
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The rugged Wild Coast runs from East London to Port Edward and is an area of spectacular scenery, thick indigenous forests and rich in the cultural heritage of the Xhosa people. The friendly city of Port Elizabeth is the largest city on the coast between Cape Town and Durban and offers all the attractions of a major tourist centre.
This is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas and investigate its historic past, situated at the mouth of the Buffalo River, East London is South Africa's only riverport.
Academically orientated, Grahamstown is home to the National Arts Festival, and along with Graaff Reinet, known for their historic buildings and interesting Eastern Cape museums.
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