The Lion Park
The Lion Park is located a mere 5.6Km from East London along the N6 towards Stutterheim. Get away with the family and enjoy the outdoors for a day. The Lion Park has a variety of animals for visitors to view, to name a few, a pride of rare White Lions, a breading pair of Tigers (White male and Bengal female), Cara the Cheetah, wild dogs and tame Nyala buck. A special treat is for adults and...
The Amathole Museum has its origins in the King William's Town Naturalist Society founded in 1884. The Society's collections quickly outgrew temporary accommodation in the Council Chambers and Public Library. From these small beginnings, the museum grew. It is the major attraction for visitors to King William's Town and also serves the local community. The original museum bu...
East London Museum
Upper Oxford Street (Entrance and Parkino off Dawson Road). Tel: 043 743 0686. Home of the Coelacanth. Stunning shipwreck and paleantological sections. Open: Mon - Thu 09h30 - 16h30, Fri 09h30 - 16h00. Souvenir and coffee shops on premise.
Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
Nestled along South African breathtaking Wild Coast, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is one of its own class big five private game reserves with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful detail. Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is situated in a prime malaria free zone in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The reserve offers many unique opportunities as it encompasses five different regi...
Mpongo Private Game Reserve
A unique blend of luxury and gaming experience. Situated 35km from East London, along the tarred and well signposted Friendly N6 National Road and 40km from East London Airport. An easy drive into town for shopping, entertainment or take in the area’s spectacular coastline and endless sandy beaches. Home to elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and bird species, M...
Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance
Steve Biko died on 12 September 1977 as a result of police torture and assault in detention. The circumstances resulting in his death still beg complete explanation. He was buried on 17 September in Ginsberg after services were held at the Victoria Grounds in King William’s Town. Biko’s funeral was attended by an estimated 17 000 people. On 12 September 1997, a bust of the fallen hero wa...
1st Aquarium in SA
Situated on the South East coast of South Africa in the City of East London. The East London Aquarium was officially opened on the 2nd of December 1931, which makes it the oldest public aquarium in the country. This is not a big aquarium, but some unique displays make it a must see. The aquarium plays an active role in conserving the coastline and the estuaries in the East London area.
Queens Park Zoo and Gardens
The East London Zoo is located in the Queens Park Zoological Gardens close to the city centre. The zoo is financed and managed by Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM). Apart from the animals, the zoo and gardens contains a treasure trove of flora and fauna, some of which is only found in the Eastern Cape.
Hemingways Casino Resort
Southern Sun Hemingways, a beautifully-appointed and luxurious 4-star hotel, conveniently located on the Hemingways Casino complex grounds, is a great base from which to explore the gems of East London and surrounds. The architecture and decor of the Hotel is inspired by the 'Key West' home of Nobel Prize winner and author Ernest Hemingway, with the sub-tropical ambience of a relaxed, y...