Spotlight on the Eastern Cape

September 7, 2011  By: Gretchen

South Africa’s Eastern Cape is one of its less-discovered gems.  It has rugged and pristine coastline, wild bushvelt and sub-tropical forests. It is also home to the big five; which can be seen in malaria-free areas, though not all of the Eastern Cape is devoid of malaria risk.  The malaria-free game reserves are also found in the Western Cape and are a great option for people concerned about malaria risk, people travelling with young children or pregnant travelers.

The Eastern Cape is a great place to surf, to enjoy tree canopy zip-lining, hiking and the world’s highest commercial bungee jump.

Its natural diversity is incredible; the Eastern Cape incorporates  all 7 ecological zones that occur within South Africa and also features all 3 of the country’s biodiversity regions.  Not to mention a whopping 510 miles of wild coastline and the dramatic Drakensburg mountains!

If you’d like to add an adventurous visit to the Eastern Cape to your South African safari, call us to plan your trip.

Photos courtesy Gretchen Healey, video South African Tourism

 

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