Destination

Eastern Cape Holidays

Explore the Eastern Cape's wild beauty

The Eastern Cape offers unspoiled coastline, lush hills and dramatic mountains, all backed by the semi-desert of the Karoo. Simply magical – its wild, rugged beauty remains untouched by time and there's a rich array of experiences to be had, from culture to history.

The home of some of South Africa's best game reserves – from Shamwari to Kariega and Amakhala – take a safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and you'll spot an abundance of wildlife including the Big Five. 

Why not extend your holiday by adding a second destination? For a complete contrast, twin the Eastern Cape with Sun City – South Africa's answer to Las Vegas – or head for the buzzy city of Cape Town. 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Malaria-free game reserves offer exceptional Big Five safaris
  • Combine your Eastern Cape safari with a trip along the iconic Garden Route
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2 hours
  • Currency ZAR - South African rand
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. However, strict entrance policies apply for passengers travelling with children under the age of 18.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes direct to Cape Town from London Heathrow, operated by British Airways. Indirect flights are available with South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar and KLM via their hubs.
  • Health Information Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. We recommend that you speak to your GP about the latest medical advice as soon as you have booked your trip.

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