Greyhound Explores East London
“It’s without question that the Eastern Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces, an incredible stretch of coastline that has so much to offer. From rich cultural experiences, a warm welcome from humble locals and exhilarating adventure activities to insightful township tours, the Eastern Cape, specifically East London, guarantees its visitors an amazing experience one simply can’t forget.” – SA Tourism
Yes, this is East London and what an extraordinary visit it is! A sub-tropical setting with astounding sunsets all tied together by kilometres of unforgettable beaches!
Greyhound is all about connecting you to these wondrous cities across Southern Africa and helping you explore them to their full potential. So, if you are planning on travelling to East London with Greyhound anytime soon, take a look at some of these fantastic places to visit and fun filled activities to do when you get there!
Let’s dive in!
Nahoon Beach East London
It goes without saying that this coastal city is well known for its great surfing waves and is arguably one of East London’s most popular beaches. Popular for its kilometres of mostly uncrowded beachfront, Nahoon beach attracts swimmers, surfers and fisherman looking for a fun or relaxing day out. Renowned for its Hawaii-like break, so a surf lesson or two might be in order!
East London Museum
Affordable, fascinating and educational, the kids will love the East London Museum: It boasts the world’s last-ever Dodo egg before the species went extinct some 400 years ago.
Other interesting exhibitions include war-time era memorabilia specific to the formation and evolution of the Buffalo City and its surrounds.
East London Aquarium
The East London Aquarium opened in 1931 and has been enchanting visitors ever since with its fascinating displays of marine life. This aquarium boasts large fish tanks immersing its visitors into life under the sea as well as an 11 meter platform that sits above the surf which is ideal for whale and dolphin watching and enjoying the fresh sea air!
Furthermore, The East London Aquarium plays an important role in rehabilitating marine animals in distress from pollution and other disasters.
The Lion Park
For a fun day out with family and friends, head on over to The Lion Park! The Lion Park is known as a mini-game reserve to the locals, located just 5km from East London’s city centre. Visitors can expect to encounter the majestic king of the jungle as well as Cheetahs, Tigers, Giraffe, Crocodiles, Zebras and the unique White Camel.
Hood Point Lighthouse
A tour of this historic lighthouse sheds light on its essential role in the East London landscape and its story for the past century. Declared as a provincial heritage site in 1998 and standing 19meters tall, Hood Point Lighthouse boasts exceptional views for visitors and is something to consider if you’re looking for an affordable and unique day out.
Go to Gonubie
Situated 8km from East London, lies the small seaside village of Gonubie. A little slice of paradise on the Eastern Cape’s coast, Gonubie offers scenic walks, stunning ocean and lagoon views as well as some of the best beaches along the Wild Coast. As the warmth of summer returns, perhaps the best day out is a day enjoying splashing about in these warm waters, collecting shells and building sandcastles.
A variety of water sports are offered in the lagoon which is sure to keep the fun flowing on a summers day! Free entry on most days of the week means its affordable too and is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some relaxing vibes with family and friends.
When you’ve got an entire mall at your disposal then you have access to entertainment for days. Not only is Hemingways Mall a shoppers paradise, but you can go Go-karting, watch a 3D or 4D simulated movie, try your luck at the casino or have something yummy and fishy to eat too! Did we mention that they have bowling and Formula Dodgems available?
So now that you know some of the top spots to visit in East London, what are you waiting for?
Greyhound has services heading to and departing from East London daily onboard one of the most luxurious coach on South African tar, the Dreamliner! Buy your Greyhound bus ticket to travel in comfort and safety. Pack your walking shoes, beach attire, binoculars and a camera and you’re all set for your East London adventure!
Book your Greyhound bus ticket to East London online now at www.greyhound.co.za or alternatively call our 24hrs Customer Care/Reservations on 011 611 8000 | 0873520352. You can also book at any of our trusted ticketing partners: Checkers, Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Makro, Game, Builders or Computicket!
Our East London office is located at: Windmill Park , 319C Moore Street, Quigney, East London