East London, Oos-Londen, eMonti. It is a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, diverse city that lies between the Nahoon and Buffalo Rivers, that lead up to the warm Indian Ocean. East London’s economy is built on its industrial centre, which is the second largest in the Eastern Cape, and is recognised for its motor industry. It is also known as the business hub of the Transkei area, with many daily commuters coming in and out for work. Over the weekend you can put your feet up and relax, as just around the corner from the hustle and bustle lies the magnificent East Coast. With camping, game drives and a wide selection of holiday resorts along the beaches, there are endless adventures waiting to be discovered.
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Experience East London
The city is arguably one of the most beautiful in the Eastern Cape, with its laid-back style of living in a lush, tropical setting. Locals enjoy the scenery with plenty of accessible, popular outdoor activities including golfing, triathlon sports, surfing, and kayaking. The residents are particularly active, as East London’s multiple beaches and rivers flow generously through the neighbourhoods, and are easily accessible - just a 5 minute drive from central suburbia. The humid sub-tropical climate of East London is idyllic, with temperatures never reaching below freezing. Warm summers and very pleasant winters allow for activity all year round.
Over the weekend you can find people flocking to markets and farm stalls for their early morning coffee while the kids can enjoy themselves with various activities these places have to offer. Pine Creek and Lavender Blue are definitely East London’s favourites and they take you to another world, so much so, you actually forget that you are in a city, as you are surrounded by trees and the peaceful sounds of nature.
Locals enjoy spending time at East London’s favourite shops at Hemingway’s mall. The mall is full of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy and there are plenty of shops to choose from. Other activities that are great for families is an afternoon at the putt putt course, or a trip to the lion park, where a variety of animals can be seen while enjoying coffee at their restaurant.