Eastern Cape is the traditional homeland of the Xhosa people and offers the visitor a world of diversities. While the province's interior is the arid Karoo, with its wildlife, in contrast, there is the Indian ocean's sunshine and the Wild Coast areas.
The Eastern Cape is bordered on the west by the Western Cape, northwest by the Northern Cape, the north by the Free State and far northeast by KwaZulu-Natal.
The Wild Coast is a beautiful and extensive tract of undulating pastoral country studded with whitewashed, thatched rondavel huts. The lack of coastal development and the sheer rugged beauty of this 300-mile stretch of Africa, is the reason for it's well earned name - The Wild Coast.
The Eastern Cape gets progressively wetter from west to east. The west is mostly semi-arid Karoo, except in the far south, which is temperate rainforest in the Tsitsikamma region. The coast is generally rugged with interspersed beaches. Most of the province is hilly to very mountainous between Graaff Reinet and Rhodes including the Sneeuberge, Stormberge, Winterberge and Drakensberg. The highest point in the province is Ben Macdhui at 3001m. The east from East London towards the Kwa-Zulu Natal border is lush grassland with intermittent forest. This region, Transkei, is rolling hills punctuated by deep gorges.
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 Eastern Cape consists of the following regions:
There are National Parks, numerous game and nature reserves and vast wilderness areas where wild animals and beautiful flowers flourish in protected paradises.
The province boasts with being the ideal tourist destination with it's sunshine all year round, it's hundreds of kilometres of unspoiled beaches and beautiful mountain ranges filled with fauna and flaura.
When searching for property investments in the Eastern Cape South Africa, what will attract you most is the oppertunities that this province boasts with. With some of the finest beach property in South Africa, it is definately an investors dream.
Where dolphins play in the warm water and Game Reserves teem with wildlife. What makes this province such a great South African destination is the people that always greet you with a story and a smile.
The lush rain forests of the Garden Route where mother nature serves you with the peaceful gladness of life in it's full glory.
The Eastern Cape offers unrivaled beauty and an experience that fits the dream of a queen. With some of the finest hiking routes in South Africa. From the lush water filled forest of the Tsitsikamma and the Amatola Mountains with it's breathtaking views to the vast plains, majestic mountains and historic towns of the Karoo.
Port Elizabeth, set along the beautiful shores of Mandela Bay is probably known better as the Friendly City! From a real estate perspective, Port Elizabeth offers property investments of a life time. With long golden beaches, scenic nature trails, wild life experiences and unique coastal climate Port Elizabeth has so much to offer. The calm waters of Mandela Bay, its shores lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, make Port Elizabeth a Mecca for all beach and watersport activities. Something else to consider when thinking of property investment in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is that, Port Elizabeth enjoys more sunshine hours and fewer rainy days than any other coastal city in South Africa.
To the South is Jeffreys Bay the home of the "Perfect Wave". Other towns that we offer properties in include Port Alfred, East London (South Africa's only river port city), Grahamstown, Bisho, Stormsrivier and Somerset East. The Eastern Cape truly is a great province and forms part of South Africa with pride and dignity.