The East London Museum

Phone: +27(0)43 743 06 86 Website:

Mention the words “East London” and “museum” can be said simultaneously. The famous museum houses the most significant zoological find of the century, the Coelacanth. After being labelled extinct, the Coelecanth was found in the East London Harbour by fishermen.
Here you will also find the only DoDo egg still in existence. For these reasons, the museum is open every day of the year, except for Good Friday and Christmas. There are also 3 other galleries in the museum. The Border gallery showcases south Nguni bead work and artefacts of the Nguni culture. The Costume gallery displays settings from the late Victorian period and some 1930 art deco styles. The Maritime Gallery displays models of ships and artefacts found on the shipwrecks that happened in the previous century.

East London Zoological gardens

Phone: +21 (0)437221171

The East London Zoo is a real treat for a family day out. It is one of East London’s gems. You will find 47 mammal species, 38 bird species and 7 reptile species at the zoo. Some of god’s creatures on the list of sightings will be tigers, lions, brown hyenas, chimpanzees, the brown bear, blue duiker, bush buck, marmosets, tortoises, snakes, the giraffe and a pair of emu’s. There is also a historical fountain that houses Koi fish.

There is a large jungle gym available for children to play, and a refreshment Kiosk that sells light lunches, and their famous Tea and Scones.

If that is not enough, be sure to take a ride on the old train, on of East London’s traditions, that takes you around the abundance of indigenous vegetation surroundings.

Mpongo Game Reserve

Phone: +27 (0)43 743 9000 Website:

Situated 35km out of East London city, Mpongo is a one of a kind game viewing experience. You can book game drives that will offer a fantastic site-seeing oppertunity to spot South Africa's BIG 5 in their natuarl habitat. There is also a pub/restaurant that comes highly recommeded.

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East London, also known as the Buffalo city, lies on the east coast of South Africa

making it a gateway between the Wild coast and the Sunshine coast.. Along with it’s laid back charm and old fashioned values, East London show cases beautiful white sandy beaches, a touch of South Africa’s intricate history, interesting must-see attractions and a growing industrial economy..

East London Aquarium and Whale watching deck

Phone:+27(0)437052637 Address:Esplanade,Quigney

Centrally located on the Esplanade, the oldest aquarium in South Africa first opened its doors in 1931. It hosts an interactive seal show daily that is alot fun to watch. To mention a few attractions you will find here, are a colony of African penguins, a pelican with a personality, and a shark tank. It is also home to 3 Cape Pigmy clawed lobsters that are the only specimens ever to be kept in a public aquarium, in the world. The aquarium is also a haven for injured, oiled and distressed marine creatures that are rehabilitated and released annually.

The wooden board walk over the inter – tidal surf has been built for whale watching purposes. They conveniently lift the blue flags when whales are spotted, notifying the public of these mammals appearances. The whale watching deck has been listed as a landmark of the official MTN Cape Whale Route