The Amathole Museum, which has an international reputation, originated from the King William's Town Naturist Society founded in 1884. The name of the Museum has changed twice, and in 1999 officially to Amathole. The isiXhosa term amathole (calves), is the name of the nearby mountains. It is housed in 4 national monuments.
East London Aquarium Officially opened on the 2nd of December 1931, this makes it the oldest public aquarium in Southern Africa.. The Friends Of East London Aquarium (FELA) play an important role in coming to the aid of marine animals in distress that are the victims of pollution and other disasters and are housed and cared for at the aquarium.
Explore Alexandria’s dunefields on the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail or the seven-kilometre Dassie Day Trail, named for a rare tree dassie in the area. Bathurst - founded in 1820, this “English country village in Africa”, 10 minutes from Port Alfred, is home to the Pig & Whistle, the oldest pub in South Africa, and the 16,7-metre-high Big Pineapple.
The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 000 hectares of conservation area made up of ten coastal reserves and two inland state forests, known collectively as the East London Coast Nature Reserve.
The East London Zoo is located in the Queens Park Zoological Gardens close to the city centre. The zoo is financed and managed by Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM). Apart from the animals, the zoo and gardens contains a treasure trove of flora and fauna, some of which is only found in the Eastern Cape.
Sculpted by Lippy Lipshitz and unveiled on September 4 1961, this memorial stands on the slopes of Signal Hill on the Esplanade of East London. Often overlooked by residents, this site attracts many foreign tourists, who come to admire the father, mother and child granite figures that form the focal point of the memorial, facing out to the ...
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The Umtiza Nature Reserve is a forest reserve on the Buffalo Pass. It lies alongside the bell-shape of the Buffalo River as it sweeps away to follow the course of the pass road, before curving south to run through the reserve itself. The reserve is just outside East London, west of Buffalo Flats and south of Scenery Park.