About East London South Africa

Situated on the South East coast of South Africa is located between the Buffalo and Nahoon Rivers. East London and the Eastern Cape are home to an abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery. The area enjoys a temperate climate and is a great destination for surfing and other beach activities. The city also provides an amazing opportunity to discover and engage with the rich culture of the Xhosa people.

Cheap flights to East London South Africa

FlySafair offers customers cheap flights to East London from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The frequency of our flights depends on our seasonal schedule and travellers can generally expect a greater frequency of flights in the summer months. Click here to view our current schedule.

Things to do in East London South Africa

The beautiful coast of the Eastern Cape offers a wide range of fun activities. Travellers mostly enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wide open spaces, but the city itself also offers an array of activities to suit all personalities:

  1. Hike or trail run the beautiful Tilty Hill Trail
  2. Surf away at the many beautiful beaches
  3. Enjoy a round of golf at the East London Golf Club
  4. Visit the Ann Bryant Art Gallery
  5. Check out the Lion Park
  6. Take a stroll along Gonubie Beach
  7. Experience a famous Friesland Milk Bar milkshake
  8. Go for a horseback ride on the beach.
  9. Go for a sunset cruise in the harbour
  10. Enjoy some craft beer at the Emerald Vale Brewery

Restaurants in East London South Africa

  1. The Grill Room, Esplanade
  2. Sea Spirit Fish Market, Parkside
  3. Sanook Café, Berea
  4. Grazia Fine Food & Wine, Quigney
  5. Lavender Blue Market, Old Gonubie Rd
  6. Irana Indian Cuisine, Berea
  7. The Cricketer, Gonubie Broads
  8. Murambi Rose Café, Sunrise-on-Sea
  9. German Taste, Quigney
  10. Tea in the Trees, Chintsa, Amatola Coastal

Accommodation in East London, South Africa

East London, a coastal gem of the Eastern Cape, offers an array of accommodation choices to suit every traveler's taste and budget. From cozy guesthouses to beachfront resorts, you'll find your perfect stay.

Getting around East London

There's not a great deal of public transport in East London so we highly recommend renting a car when visiting. Customers who book cheap flights with FlySafair are able to save 15% on their car rental when booking a car with First Car Rental while making their reservation.

East London weather

Summer temperatures in East London can climb into the early forties, so it can get very hot there. Generally summer spans from November through to late March, with the hottest month being February.

The region sees the greatest rainfall during October and November.

Winter is generally dry and temperatures are known to drop into single digits in June, July and August.