Tourism In General, from Wikipedia
The landscape is extremely diverse. The western interior is largely arid
Karoo, while the east is well-watered and green. The Eastern Cape offers a wide
array of attractions, including 800 km of untouched and pristine coastline
along with some particularly splendid beaches, and "big-five" viewing in a
The Addo Elephant National Park, situated 73 km from Port Elizabeth, was
proclaimed in 1931. Its 743 km² offers sanctuary to 170 elephants, the last
Cape buffalo and 21 black rhino of the very scarce Kenyan sub-species.
The province is the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell,
which is situated near the hamlet of Rhodes in the Southern Drakensberg on the
slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001 m).
The National Arts Festival, held in Grahamstown is Africa's largest and most
colourful cultural event, offering a choice of the very best of both indigenous
and imported talent. Every year for 11 days the town's population almost
doubles, as over 50,000 people flock to the region for a feast of arts, crafts
and sheer entertainment.
The Tsitsikamma National Park is an 80 km long coastal strip between Nature's
Valley and the mouth of the Storms River. In the park the visitor finds an
almost untouched natural landscape. Near the park is the Bloukrans Bridge,
which is the world's highest bungee jump.
Jeffreys Bay is an area with some of the country's wildest coastline, which is
backed by some of Africa's most spectacular sub-tropical rainforest. Famous for
its "supertubes", probably South Africa's longest and most consistently good
wave, it's charged with a surf vibe as relaxed as it is friendly, and this
tends to soften the effect of the wealthy set who have made this part of the
coast their own.
Aliwal North, lying on a splendid agricultural plateau on the southern bank of
the Orange River, is one of the country's most popular inland resorts and is
famous for its hot springs.
The rugged and unspoilt Wild Coast is a place of spectacular scenery, and a
graveyard for many vessels.