South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland - Eastern Cape (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Eastern Cape chapter from Lonely Planet’s South Africa, Lesotho & Swazi-land guidebook.

The Eastern Cape offers a wide range of topography and experiences: you’ll find tranquillity in the towns of the Karoo and the imposing Drakensberg peaks in the Highlands; good surfing in the Indian Ocean, coupled with amazing cultural experiences on the Wild Coast; and history throughout, including the legacy of some famous local sons - Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Steve Biko.

  • walk the Wild Coast’s seaside pathways and secluded beaches
  • maps
  • take in a Karoo sunset with views of Graaff-Reinet below in the Valley of Desolation
  • transport
  • observe African elephants up close at Addo Elephant National Park and the nearby re-serves
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Garden Route East, Nature’s Valley, Tsitsikamma Na-tional Park, Storms River, Sunshine Coast, Cape St Francis & around, Jeffrey’s Bay, Port Eliza-beth, Addo Elephant National Park, Grahamstown, Bathurst, Port Alfred, Amathole, East London, Hogsback, The Wild Coast, Chintsa, Morgan Bay & Kei Mouth, Dwesa Nature Reserve, Coffee Bay & around, Qunu, Mthatha, Port St Johns, Pondoland, Northeastern Highlands, Queenstown, Lady Grey, Rhodes, Eastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet, Camdeboo National Park, Nieu Bethesda, Mountain Zebra National Park and Cradock.

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