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This article is about the city in South Africa. For the East End of London in the United Kingdom, see London/East End. For the Eastern Suburbs of London in the United Kingdom, see London/East. East London is a City in the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

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  • Casino Casino
  • Civic property Civic property
  • Education Education
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  • Golf course Golf course
  • Green space Green space
  • Harbor Harbor
  • Historic site Historic site
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  • Medical Medical
  • Monument Monument
  • Museum Museum
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  • Theater Theater
  • Winery Winery

Points of Interest in East London

  • East Londoners are fortunate enough to have access to an amazing coast line with white sand beaches and excellent surfing spots like Nahoon Reef. "Vaalies" (as visitors from Gauteng, formerly Transvaal, are called) flock down to East London for sun, sea and sand over the Christmas/New Year and Easter periods.
  • The City Hall, in Oxford Street, is one of the proudest landmarks the City has to offer which hasn't been vandalized.
  • The East London Harbour is the only natural deep-water port South Africa has. There are restaurants along the waterfront, like the Ballyhoo Bistro, where you can enjoy a very affordable meal with a view of the harbour and the moored yachts right before you. The Ballyhoo offers river cruises and caters for parties and general events.
  • The Botanical Gardens in a supreme surburb Bunkers Hill.
  • The Gately House built in Victorian style, which used to belong to the former mayor of East London in the 1870's it is now a national monument.

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Nahoon Beach

Bonza Bay Beach

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About East London

Background

East London is situated on the east coast of South Africa, boasting the only deep water river harbour. Buffalo City Local Municipality incorporates East London, Bhisho and King William's Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha. and smaller surrounding towns too. Though the renaming is official most people still refer it still as East London. The East London Airport code is still ELS which references to the old naming. However the airport too will undergo a name change in the near future.

In 1938 the then curator of the town museum found an unusual fish in the catch of a local fishing vessel. The fish turned out to be a prehistoric coelacanth, long thought to be extinct.

Activities

  • Visit the museum. It houses the first Coelacanth that was caught and a living Dodo. It is described as a living fossil and the zoological find of the last century. It provides a fantastic view of the historical happenings of the Border Area through all the battles and discoveries,like wars between Xhosa-British soldiers.
  • Go and play games at the Hemingways Casino for extra fun.
  • Waterslides are the best in E.L,try them out in Westbank near Morningside.
  • Take a seat at the Guild Theatre in Selborne to watch interesting plays.we waiting!!
  • The Ann Braynt Gallery boasts loads of different art pictures snapped around the country,every week their showcasing.
  • Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve has the all of the Big Five game animals for a reasonable price

Food

Must try! The Guidos beach front should be visited while here,not forgetting the Milkshake shop and the legendary Windmill now opened is Cafe Neo which caters delicious treats.Paul's Pies in Central East London-Buffalo Street.

  • Buccanneers, Esplanade. Fantastic sports bar and restaurant.

Drinks

  • The Buccaneers
  • Mans Tavern
  • Champions,Vincent
  • Corner Pocket
  • Bernies,Vincent

Shopping

If you like dancing,Gonubie farmers hall is the place. You should stick around till the last or sometimes the first (see newspapers) Saturday of each month. That is when you could head over to Gonubie farmers hall, you'll need an extra pair of dancing shoes!

This article is based on Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 3.0 Licensed text from the article East London on Wikivoyage.

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