Holidays in the Eastern Cape

When the 'Big Five' aren't big enough

Holidays to the diverse coastline of the Eastern Cape go beyond a regular adventure. From picturesque seaside towns and immense forests to rugged pastures and some of the best game reserves in the region. Great for first time safari-goers, you’ll have a chance to set your sights on the ‘Big Seven’, journey through majestic surroundings, and relax on some seriously sublime beaches.


Hotels in the Eastern Cape

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Essential information for the Eastern Cape

Local time
+ 1hrs
English and Afrikaans
Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa
Flight information
Cape Town (CPT) Johannesburg (JNB)
Direct flight
Flight schedule
Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Johannesburg from London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Cape Town from London Heathrow from November 2022.

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Your UK passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa and it should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

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Getting around

The Eastern Cape is the province at the eastern end of the Garden Route. The main hub and airport is Port Elizabeth but the province is most famous for its excellent private game reserves such as Kariega and Shamwari. These are between 1-2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth and are a fantastic end to a Garden Route self-drive.