Nicknamed “Buffalo City” East London is a city lying between the Nahoon River and Buffalo River, and is the only river port in South Africa. East London is the second largest city in the Eastern Cape and is one of the most sought after destinations with its sub-tropical climate and friendly locals. East London’s economy is based predominantly around the motor industry with the city being home to some of the largest motor manufacturing plants for example Chrysler. There is a small airport which covers roughly 30 flights per day nationally.
The coast of East London has significant historical attributes for example the Nahoon footprints which have been dated at 200 000 years old. This would make it the oldest fossilized human footprints in the world.
East London has many activities for the whole family to enjoy whether its adventure or just at the beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The shopping facilities in the city is second to none with some excellent shopping malls with food courts and cinemas. Long stretches of white sandy beaches ideal for days out, picnics on the beach, surfing and swimming. Read our great article on East London's beaches for more information and fun facts.
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