Eastern Cape Coastal Route

Renowned for its great beaches, malaria-free parks and reserves, wildlife and proud heritage and culture, the Eastern Cape offers tourists extreme action sports to gentle flower trails, heritage museums, game reserves and parks. 

©Jacques Marais
Wild Coast Trails near Mgazi River Mouth and Port St Johns, Eastern Cape.

The Eastern Cape Coastal Route covers the entire length of the Eastern Cape Province stretching across a number of districts. The route starts at Tsitsikamma and includes famous attractions such as the Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, the rich heritage of Frontier Country, the picturesque village of Hogsback and the Amatola Mountains before reaching the unspoilt beaches of the Wild Coast.  

The Coastal Route is divided into a number of eight sub-routes, all with their own unique characteristics and features, with the airports at Port Elizabeth and East London providing visitors easy access to the well-developed road network in the area. This route is designed to appeal to both self-drive and group tourists looking for an authentic and memorable experience in the heart of the Eastern Cape.