Property in East LondonSouth Africa | Eastern Cape | East London
Properties range in price from 17,000 to 4,995,000 and includes residential properties, there are currently 273 properties in East London .
Recognised as the gateway to the wild coast, East London is known affectionately to its residents as the Buffalo City. Its nickname is due to the Buffalo River which flows through the land in the south, while in the north the beautiful Nahoon River meanders gently along, attracting numerous birds to its banks.
East London boasts the only river port in South Africa which remains active today. The area is renowned for the friendliness of its residents as well as for its scenery. Seemingly endless stretches of coastline extend as far as the eye can see, sheltering an abundance of birds and animals and adorned in fragrant fynbos. The soft sand is ideal for spending days lazing in the sunshine, strolling along the beach and looking for whales and dolphins cavorting in the ocean.
Famed for its epic waves, surfers flock to striking beaches such as Nahoon Reef to test their skills. Water sport enthusiasts will be in heaven with plenty of activities on offer from windsurfing, kite surfing and yachting, to kayaking and swimming. Fishermen will delight in the extensive lagoons and rivers which provide optimal opportunities for days spent catching your own supper.
Its natural beauty and close-knit community make East London the perfect place for children. There are a number of reputable schools in the region as well as multiple leisure facilities including sports grounds, shopping centres, cinemas and a multitude of restaurants. Property here is extremely desirable with an array of residential establishments on offer.
The city is optimally located along the sunshine coast, relatively close to many of the Eastern Cape’s most treasured game reserves including the world famous Shamwari Game Reserve and award-winning Kwandwe. Many of the reserves in the area are home to not only the Big Five, but the Big Seven, which includes the elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino, Great White Shark and the Southern Right Whale.
Pop into the Natural History Museum to witness the only dodo egg in existence and to see an awesome exhibit of the coelacanth – a prehistoric fish. The Lion Park is a mere five minute drive away from the city and holds an exciting array of animals, from the sleek, rare white lions, to fierce tigers, cheetahs and giraffes.
East London also has its own Botanical Gardens which are an ideal tranquil retreat, while the aquarium and Queen’s Park Zoo are great locations for an educational and fun day spent exploring.
East London has an interesting history, which is evident in its 19th century architecture, heavily influenced by its British and German heritage. This is a place which has retained its old-fashioned values and charm and where the natural beauty of the landscape will captivate you instantly.
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