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Eastern Cape Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • Seeing an African elephant in the Eastern Cape is always a highlight on all South African tours.

The Eastern Cape is a province in South Africa that shares a coastline on the South Indian Ocean. It borders Lesotho in the northeast as well as four other South African provinces, Western Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. Eastern Cape was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei and the eastern portion of the Cape Province, all to be experienced on South Africa tours.

Despite offering many incredible natural attractions on a South African vacation, the Eastern Cape is not as touristy as other South African provinces. It is however very important in the history of the country being the birthplace of several prominent figures involved in the struggle against apartheid including Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Steve Biko and Oliver Tambo.

The coastline of Eastern Cape is famous for beautiful beaches and for water sports including surfing, fishing and diving. Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the top five surfing destinations in the world, hosting the annual Billabong Pro ASP World Tour. Port Elizabeth is the capital city and has been nicknamed “The Friendly City” because of the outgoing nature of the people who live there. It enjoys more sunshine than any other coastal city in South Africa. Addo Elephant Park is located near Port Elizabeth supporting around 200 elephants and is very rich in birdlife, perfexct for South Africa safaris.

A province of contrasts, Eastern Cape offers informal seaside breaks as well as exciting city stays, plus many wildlife opportunities and sporting challenges all without ever being too crowded.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa trips.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • Private Magnificent Garden Route: Silver

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The Garden Route is legendary for its natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (or vice versa), journey across mountain passes and along a pristine coastline that boasts excellent resorts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,912
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Gorah Elephant Camp: Addo Elephant National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Gorah Elephant Camp is an exclusive safari lodge that recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from centuries past.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,914
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Shamwari Long Lee Manor: Shamwari Private Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy several days on safari in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth. Enjoy luxury accommodations in Edwardian-style suites and head on morning and afternoon game drives to spot the Big Five and rare bird species.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,945
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ukhozi Lodge: Kariega Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Ukhozi Lodge embodies the romance of Africa. Nestled in the bush are ten superbly appointed, air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,219
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Garden Route Splendour: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: The Garden Route is legendary for its awesome natural beauty. From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, this touring idea journeys across spectacular mountain passes and along a pristine coastline boasting some of South Africa's top resorts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 996
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Karoo Lodge: Samara Private Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape on safari to award winning Samara Private Game Reserve. Offering a Big 5 safari in an intimate setting, Samara is a family-run passion project with conservation at its heart. Cheetahs are the star, and you'll have the unique chance to track them on foot, but don't miss the other wildlife as you explore.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,402
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Magnificent Garden Route: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: The Garden Route is legendary for its awesome natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, this touring idea journeys across spectacular mountain passes and along a pristine coastline boasting some of South Africa's top resorts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 850
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Port Elizabeth Signature

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy a short break at one of South Africa’s attractive coastal cities, Port Elizabeth with its excellent beaches and beautiful sweeping bay.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 207
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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