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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, you’ll be able to set your sights on the ‘Big Seven’, journey through majestic surroundings and relax on some seriously sublime beaches.

Essential information for the Eastern Cape

Local time


English and Afrikaans


Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa

Flight information

11h 30m
Johannesburg (JNB)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly direct to Johannesburg from London Heathrow and connect to Port Elizabeth.

Do I need a VISA?

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.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

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.

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