Between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River lies East London with the Gonubie River flowing directly around it. East London is South Africa's only river port and is also well known for being the Gateway to The Wild Coast and The Sunshine Coast. This beautiful city is situated in a serene surrounding with subtropical vegetation and sensational coastline that adds to the utmost allurement of the city. East London's economic growth is based around its key industries, which are textiles, motor assembly, and electronics just to name a few. The city's harbour can be viewed from its two great bridges. The overall atmosphere in East London is usually sunny and ideal. During the winter months it is usually mild, considering the presence of snow in the lower-lying areas, on the Cape and Natal on the mountain ranges. The winter climate my experience hasty cold spells conditions.
This wonderful city is also well known for the 200,000 year old Nahoon Fossil footprint found on the Nahoon beach in Bats Cave. This discovery is the oldest homo-sapiens footprint known to science. Another major attraction would be The German Settler's Museum, which commemorates the arrival of more than 2,000 German women, men, and children in 1858/9. These 2,000 odd people were the fertilizer that expanded the settlement to what it is today.
During your visit feel free to take part in a diving excursion of the estimated 150 ships that have been wrecked since 1847. These ships lie just past the East London Coast about five kilometer radius of the Buffalo Harbour. The only wrecked ship in sight would be the "Orient" that is visible during low tide from the Orient Beach. If you're interested in this under sea adventure, please inquire at the Pollock's Sports Shop. Along with diving, East London also offers sports facilities for golf; rugby, hockey, and tennis just to name a few. This city also accommodates a couple annual events directly in East London.