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East London is one of South Africa’s most underexplored destinations and a magical city that boasts impressive colonial architecture, unique wildlife species and heritage edifices. The most prominent ancient landmark in East London is the City Hall, a grand Victorian-style building featuring an incredible red-painted exterior. The bronze Equestrian Statue is another must-visit site, erected in 1908 in honour of soldiers killed in the Anglo-Boer War. As well as historical charm, East London also has lots of wildlife viewing opportunities. Step inside the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, spread over 4,000 hectares to spot more than 180 animal and bird species, including ground hornbills, white lions and antelopes. You can also visit the Apex Predator Park to discover the likes of African snakes including mambas, rock pythons and dwarf adders.
East London is famous as a Mecca for outdoor activities in South Africa. You can go surfing, fishing and sunbathing at most of East London’s iconic beaches, and hiking the scenic Strandloper Trail to explore incredible coastal forests and sand dunes. Or why not opt for the thrilling adventure of rock climbing at Morgan Bay and snorkelling at Glen Eden Point to spot the likes of unique marine species including kobs, knifejaws and black and silver steenbras. All of that adventure will be thirsty work; beer drinkers should step inside the Emerald Vale Brewery to sip some of the region’s best hand-crafted beers. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to East London from India, taking you to the heart of this dynamic South African city.
East London is home to several superb museums and art galleries, and no trip to this city is complete without visiting the East London Museum, one of the country’s most fascinating history museums. Here you can explore exhibits related to South Africa’s maritime history and various rare items, including specimens of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, as well as a 400-year-old dodo egg. Head to the Malcolm Dewey Fine Art Gallery to browse a collection of artworks and paintings created by established international artists. Then there’s the Floradale Fine Art gallery where you can admire sculptures, drawings, ceramics and collages created by local artists. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about discounted airfares to East London from India.