East London

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

5 things to do

All Places South Africa

The Thatch

A very good guesthouse overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is not far from the town and beautifully situated. It is four star graded, but rates are quite low.Also the Hemingways Casino Hotel,Two Rivers Drive has a very comfy splendid welcoming suites to cater for all ages and needs.

Sugarshack Backpackers

dorm beds, single/double rooms and camping. a nice clean backpackers overlooking the sea. free tea and coffee.

Buffalo Backpackers

more like a workers hostel than a backpackers.

SLEEP   —  79 Moore Street


Fantastic sports bar and restaurant.

EAT   —  Esplanade

EL Bus Shuttle

Little Red Bus

BUY   —  Map

About East London

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.


Source: wikivoyage