The Eastern Cape boasts a remarkable natural diversity, ranging from the lush, evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg and the arid Great Karoo.
It is known as the land of rolling hills, endless sweeps of rocky coves and sandy beaches, towering mountain ranges and verdant forests.
The Eastern Cape capital is Bhisho and this province was formed in 1994 out of the ‘’independent’’ homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, as well as the eastern portion of the Cape Province.
This climate is highly varied - the west is dry with little rain during winter or summer and has frosty winters and hot summers.
The Tsitsikamma to Grahamstown area, receives more precipitation, which is also evenly distributed and temperatures are therefore mild.
Further east, rainfall becomes more plentiful and humidity increases, becoming more sub-tropical along the coast with summer rainfall.
The interior can become very cold in winter, with heavy snowfalls occurring at times in the mountainous regions between Molteno and Rhodes.
Some attractions not to be missed
The Eastern Cape boasts a wide variety of accommodation, including game lodges, backpacking lodges/hostels, guest houses, hotels, bed & breakfasts, camp sites, self -catering accommodation, boutique hotels, guest farm stays and home stays.
Succulent venison, fresh East Coast seafood, Karoo Lamb and a host of other international flavors are on offer in a variety of restaurants, farm kitchens, hotels, bush camps, guest houses and resorts throughout the Eastern Cape.
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