The capital is Bisho. It was formed in 1994 out of the “independent” homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, as well as the eastern portion of the Cape Province. he best time to visit the Eastern Cape is April and May.
This is the home of the Xhosa, and the birthplace of many prominent South Africans, such as Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki. The Eastern Cape is extremely diverse. The western interior is dry and arid, while the east is wet and green. This South African Province offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 km of coastline with the best beaches you have ever seen, and wild life viewing in a malaria-free environment. The Eastern coastal regions enjoy hot summers and moderate winters and Port Elizabeth experiences a daily average of 7 hours sunshine. Northern regions are much cooler. Certain areas receive rain throughout the year albeit erratic. See your Eastern Cape Map here: http://www.12234455.co.za/newprovinces/ecape.gif Attractions: Wild Coast: Hole in the Wall, Nelson Mandela Museum Sunshine Coast: Bayworld Oceanarium Snakepark, Baviaanskloof Reserve Kouga Region: Jeffreys Bay – world famous surfing, Langkloof Valley Fruit Route, Kouga Cultural Centre Tsitsikamma Adventure Route: Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Reserve, Bloukranz Bridge – bungy jumping Karoo Heartland: Mountain Zebra National Park, Valley of Desolation, Nieu-Bethesda Owl House Freindly N6: Aliwal North Hot Springs Amatola Mountain Escape: Voice of the Earth Eco Shrine, Mpofu Game Reserve Frontier Country: Grahamstown, Valley of the Ancient Voices, Shamwari Sundays River Valley: Addo Elephant National Park, Kirkwood Suggested Travel Route: Day 1 – 2: Kei Mouth Caravan Park Wild Coast – Kei Mouth Tel: 043 841 1004 Fax: 043 841 1180 Day 3 – 6: Boesmans Caravan Park Sunshine Coast Country – Boesmansriviermond Tel: 046 648 3584 Fax: 046 648 3584 Day 7 – 9: Addo Elephant National Park Sundays River Valley – Addo Tel: 042 233 8600 Fax: 042 233 8643 Day 10 – 11: