The gateway to South Africa's amazing wild Coast, East London sits on the edge of the Buffalo River where it flows to the Indian Ocean. The city is South Africa's only vital river port, and its economy is bolstered primarily by vehicle manufacturing. Here are some of the best attractions of East London, South Africa.
One of East London top assets are its charming beaches, washed by relatively hot waters thanks to the Indian Ocean currents. Between the month of Buffalo River to the South and the Nahoon River to the north are the city's 3 most famous strands. The nearest to the city centre is Orient Beach, a relatively safe beach sheltered by the breakwater of the harbor. Kids love the playground, padding pool, and hot water tub here, and the proximity to restaurants and shops is a bonus.
At the north end of Oxford Street, this museum, established in 1922, is one of the most amazing natural history museums in the country. The star attraction here is the coelacanth, a fish with limb-like fins that was trusted to have become extinct more than eighty million years ago until it was caught in the Chalumna River, close to the East London, in 1938.
Distance flights last between one hour twenty-five minutes and one hour forty-five minutes.
A typical Cape Town to East London South Africa direct flights take approximately two hours, covering about 536 kilometres.
On average, you can expect to view six flights from Cape Town to East Town on average per day.
• Early morning - seventy-percent of flight departures
• Morning - fifty percent of flight departures
• Afternoon - thirty-three percent of flight departures
Safair provides 65 percent of the nonstop East London South Africa flights from Cape Town.
There are three airlines who fly Cape Town to East London direct.
Johannesburg, South Africa - O.R. Tambo International is the most famous link for one stop flights between East London and Cape Town.