Exciting getaways in the Eastern Cape

Posted on 5 August 2021

The Eastern Cape is home to an array of informal seaside escapes and resorts that are home to some of the Big Five. Whether you’re travelling for a romantic getaway or a family trip, the province offers a wide variety of fun-filled and adventurous places to spend the weekend. We’ve put together five places you would certainly love to visit on your next trip to the Eastern Cape.

Sibuya Tented Camp

EC Resorts

Sibuya Game Reserve is a sanctuary for a diverse range of wildlife, including the Big Five. Guests are invited to enjoy a relaxed stay at the Sibuya Forest Camp without WiFi, and to take time to enjoy the simplicity of life away from the noise. This spot prides itself in its delicious, fresh, and healthy buffet-style meals served in one of its lapas.

Price: From R5 370 per person sharing

Contact: 046 648 1040 / [email protected]

Areena Riverside Resort

EC Resorts

Areena Riverside Resort is a family resort that allows guests to escape the busy world and to reconnect with nature. In this adventure-filled resort, adults and kids can book abseiling, paintballing, quad biking, canoeing, boat rides, and an obstacle course, just to name a few.

Price: From R580 per person sharing

Contact: 043 734 3055 / [email protected]

Bukela Game Lodge

EC Resorts

Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination hidden away between trees at the top of a valley in the Amakhala Game Reserve. The romantic suites at this resort are perched up onto a wooden deck and are connected by a wooden boardwalk. At the end of the evening, guests fall asleep to the sounds of elephants and buffalos as they make their way through the unfenced camp. Enjoy safari drives, walking trails, and horse riding experiences.

Price: From R3 095 per person sharing

Contact: 021 424 1530 / [email protected]

Kowie River Chalets

EC Resorts

Kowie River Chalets offers affordable and quality accommodation in Port Alfred next to the beach. Guests who visit these chalets enjoy a cosy stay in an open-plan living and dining area with spectacular views. The chalets are connected by wooden boardwalks giving you the ultimate beach-living experience. Close to the property are a number of attractions to enjoy such as canoe trails, Addo Elephant Park, guided birdwatching tours, and river cruises.

Price: From R1 710 per night

Contact: 031 717 7660

Haga Haga Beach Hotel

Haga Haga Beach Hotel is situated 60 km north of East London on the Wild Coast. This small village is nestled between hills and the sea, where one can paddle ski or sail in the beach’s shallow waters. The kids can enjoy a fun game of volleyball, cricket on the lawn, and a game of tennis on the tennis courts available at the hotel. The town also offers four walking trails; Whale Point Walk, Krantz Garden Walk, Otter Creek Walk, and the Lagoon View Walk.

Price: From R1 650 per night

Contact: 082 659 8881


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