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East London, South Africa

East London cruises sweep you to a charming burg tucked between South Africa’s rugged Wild Coast to the north and the Sunshine Coast to the south. Between the Buffalo and Nahoon Rivers, East London is surrounded by vast nature reserves and flaxen beaches. You’re just an easy tour away from some of Africa’s most exciting creatures, such as rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and the rare Eastern Cape kudu. Wild safaris are just the beginning of what you can do on South Africa cruises to this port. Meander city streets lined with dapper colonial buildings and architecture leftover from British and German settlements. Pop into the small, but no less captivating East London Natural History Gallery to see the only existing egg of the long-extinct dodo. Or experience the lifestyle of the Xhosa people at Khaya La Bantu, a re-created village and open-air museum where you can shop for handicrafts, see a drum performance, and sample local dishes. East London is one of the most beautiful and memorable places you’ll visit on cruises to South Africa. 

Top 3 Things To Do in East London, South Africa

1 Visit Khaya La Bantu Take a scenic drive to this open-air cultural museum and learn about the Xhosa people through food, music and dance.
2 Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve Snap photos of white rhinos, giraffes and zebras at a sprawling wildlife reserve that offers plenty of creature comforts, such as a bar and restaurant.
3 Kayak the Nahoon Kayak a tranquil river estuary and watch for the African sacred ibis soaring above or other wildlife, such as otters or sea lions.

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