How to paint East London red on a budget

 In Bus Booking, Bus Tickets, bus travel, Greyhound, Things to do, Travelling

We’re big supporters of having an epic time without spending an epic amount of money. Seriously, nothing can ruin a day more than realising you are broke by the end of it. This time, we’re in East London and looking for things to keep you busy when you only have as little as R50 in your pocket.

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 is home to pygmy clawed lobsters and a colony of African penguins to name a few amazing things. Adults pay R30* entrance fee while children and pensioners pay R18*.

The Lion Park, East London

This Lion Park is known as a mini game reserve to the locals, located just 5km from the city centre. Visitors can catch a glimpse of Tigers, Giraffe, Crocodiles, Zebras and the unique White Camel. Groups and schools can tour the reserve at a discounted rate.

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Spend the day on Orient Beach (closest to the city centre)

A day spent on the beach is always considered priceless if you ask us. Pack a beach bag, some sandwiches and water and spend the day on this stunning beach with friends and family. This beach is also located closest to the city centre.

See what the Hemingways Mall has to offer

When you’ve got an entire mall at your disposal then you have access to entertainment for days. The Hemingways Mall definitely doesn’t disappoint. 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. Did we mention that they have bowling and Formula Dodgems available?

Whale-watching at Nahoon

East London has various prime whale-watching locations however Nahoon is without a doubt the best. Be sure to have a pair of binoculars and your camera at the ready to catch one of these majestic creatures in the moment.  You’ll be in for an amazing experience.

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Travel Tips

December through to February is the best months to visit the beaches as the weather is the best during this time.

Pack your walking shoes, beach things and binoculars to do some whale watching.

We recommend you order fish when at a restaurant. Might not cost you R50, but paying extra will be well worth it.

Between July and December is the best time to view Humpback Whales and Southern Right Whales migrating from Antarctica.

You don’t need a lot of money to have a fantastic time in East London and getting there won’t cost you a fortune either. We have various discounts and offers running on a monthly basis. Have a look, book and get ready for an unforgettable trip.


*Prices mentioned in this article are subject to change.

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