East London Attractions
The Eastern Cape is renowned for its natural beauty and scenic coastal holiday spots. Known as the gate-way city of the Eastern Cape, East London is home to a variety of natural and cultural gems.
What to do in East London:
For those who are looking to enjoy the East London's old-world cultural charm, there are several well-preserved examples of 19th century architecture throughout the city center. Other cultural attractions include the Natural Museum just off Dawson road and within walking distance from Quarry Lake Inn. Here you will find the world’s only existing Dodo egg, the Coelacanth and other geological and cultural exhibits on display. If that doesn't interest you there is also the Lion Park , aquarium and local botanical gardens.
Adrenaline junkies can enjoy some sand-boarding at Bonza Bay or visit East London’s Grand Prix Circuit. This historic Grand Prix Circuit hosted three Formula One South African Grand Prix's during the 1930’s and 1960’s. Originally named the Prince George Race Circuit in 1959, this is the only remaining original Grand Prix circuit layout in the world.
Where to eat in East London:
If you are looking for something more informal and close-by, we recommend a visit to Sanook. They specialise in creative gourmet hamburgers and are known for their tasty pizzas. For light meals and lunches, ‘The Roxy’ and ,‘Nina Deli’ will not disappoint. Lavender Blue is East London’s best Farmer’s Market and also has a coffee shop and breakfast venue. ‘Grazias Fine Food and Wine’ serves quality gourmet food against a beautiful beachfront backdrop.
Imonti Tours offer a variety of guided tour packages, showcasing some of East London's cultural treasures. The founder and manager of Imonti Tours, Velile Ndlumbini, has more than 9 years experience as a tour guide. Guests can contact Quarry Lake Inn's reception for additional information and bookings.