Eastern Cape Regional Info

Aside from enjoying 5-star luxury accommodation at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, there are many points of interest in the Eastern Cape, with nine different tourism routes for you to explore.

Boasting one of the largest concentration of wildlife in the Eastern and Southern Cape, the reserve also forms a natural extension of the world-famous Garden Route.

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To be fully prepared for your trip to South Africa, take note of the regional information.

The Eastern Cape is blessed with natural and cultural diversity. It’s especially renowned for the evergreen vegetation of the Tsitsikamma Forest at the end of the Garden Route.

It is also home to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness, the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains and part of the Great Karoo.

Another Eastern Cape point of interest is its awe-inspiring coastline, making it the ideal place for water sport enthusiasts and beach bodies alike. Surfers can enjoy the super tubes of Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis, where a host of international surfing competitions are held.

In addition, anglers are sure to be kept busy with the multitude of fish to catch in this region.

Coastal winds can reach impressive speeds, making for exciting kite surfing conditions, as well as sailing, windsurfing, and other wind sports.

Best of all, there are a myriad of facilities here to ensure that every member of your family has the experience of a lifetime on South African soil.

If you are looking for more information on this area of our country, visit the website of the official tourism board.


Year-Round Destination

The Eastern Cape climate boasts a blend of Mediterranean and sub-tropical weather.

The east experiences higher levels of humidity and rainfall compared to the west with its dry weather conditions. During off-season (winter), temperatures range from 7°C to 22°C and during summer season, you can enjoy temperatures between 16°C and 36°C.

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