Top 10 trips to take in the Eastern Cape

Travelling to the Eastern Cape on business or holiday? View our extensive tourist attraction guide, highlighting things to do and places to see. Rent a car from First Car Rental and enjoy an adventurous holiday in the Eastern Cape. Ranging from evergreen forests to semi-arid regions to the rugged coastline, the Eastern Cape is South Africa's most diverse province.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday on the beach, encounter the Big Five or looking for a cultural excursion, there will never be a dull moment in the Eastern Cape.

  • Addo Elephant National Park

    1. Addo Elephant National Park

    Situated in the Sundays River Region of the Eastern Cape, the Addo Elephant National Park is home to some 400 elephants as well as Cape buffalo, the endangered black rhino, a variety of antelope and the flightless dung beetle.

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  • Fish River Horse Safaris

    2. Fish River Horse Safaris

    Located on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape, this is a unique safari experience. Horseback ride through the scenic open grasslands and dune forests, and on the tranquil beaches and sand dunes of the Eastern Cape. The safaris cater for amateur to professional riders, and a vast variety of safari options.

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  • Beaches

    3. Beaches

    Looking for fun in the sun? Enjoy hundreds of kilometres of untouched, golden beaches in the Eastern Cape. Offering a wide range of choices catering for every personality, from the stay-at-home types to the adventurous at heart, the Sunshine Coast is a destination for the ultimate sun, sea and surf holiday.

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  • Bungee Jumping

    4. Bungee Jumping

    Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge, is the home to the highest commercially operated bungee jump. Get your adrenaline pumping as you jump off the 216-metre high bridge. For those less daring, take a walk along the catwalk to the top of the arch and enjoy panoramic views of the unforgettable scenery.

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  • Cape Floral Region

    5. Cape Floral Region

    Home to nearly 20% of Africa's flora and covering an area of 553000ha, this World Heritage Site is one of the world richest floral regions. The Cape Floral Region is made up of 8 protected areas throughout the Eastern and Western Cape.

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  • Cultural Heritage Tours

    6. Cultural Heritage Tours

    The Eastern Cape is well-known for its proud heritage and culture. Situated in the heart of the Karoo, Graaf-Reinet is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and home to more national monuments than any other town. Discover the history of the Karoo and Graaf-Reinet in the town's 4 museums.

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  • Nelson Mandela Museum

    7. Nelson Mandela Museum

    Situated in the town of Mthatha and spread across three different areas, the Nelson Mandela Museum offers visitors an inspirational journey through the life of Nelson Mandela.

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  • Karoo

    8. Karoo

    Explore the splendor of the vast plains, magnificent mountains, and crisp air of the Karoo Heartland. Rich cultural diversity, a variety of fauna and flora, friendly people and activities for all kind of tourists, the Karoo is a place for everyone.

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  • Tiffindell Ski Resort

    9. Tiffindell Ski Resort

    Situated on the highest mountain in the Eastern Cape, Ben McDhui Peak, Tiffindell is the only ski resort in South Africa.

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  • Wild Coast

    10. Wild Coast

    Rolling green hills, endless beaches, secluded bays and waterfalls that flow into the ocean, the Wild Coast is an area of unsurpassed natural beauty. The Wild Coast is a destination of adventure with sun, sea and the feel of a truly African coastline.

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