Eastern Cape

Discover the rugged beauty, warm hospitality, and rich cultural heritage of South Africa’s Eastern Cape, where majestic mountains, the breathtaking Sunshine Coast, and unspoiled wilderness await. From the friendly locals to the spectacular wildlife and endless outdoor activities, the Eastern Cape offers a truly immersive travel experience that will capture your heart and leave you longing to return.


Welcome to Addo, a world-renowned conservation area, that is home to the densest population of elephants on earth. And, of course, the Big Five. At Camp Figtree Mountain Safari Lodge, you’ll have the privilege of witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of elephants in their natural habitat, observing their incredible stature and grace, and marveling at the social family interactions between the various herds. The thrill of discovery lingers long after returning to Camp as you relive the incredible experiences of the day over a sumptuous dinner. And the adventure doesn’t stop there – with our expert guides, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area’s diverse landscape and discover the incredible wildlife that calls this region home. Prepare to be captivated by the rugged mountains, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Kenton - on - Sea

Kenton-on-Sea is a small coastal town in the Eastern Cape, flanked by the Kariega and Bushmans Rivers and head-on by the Indian Ocean. The town’s charming and tranquil character is characterised by holiday homes, making it one of the most alluring destinations for a holiday with your favourite people. Its proximity to schools, universities, and the famous National Arts Festival, makes it the perfect home-away-from-home base for a weekend getaway when visiting the kids or indulging in the annual celebration of the arts. The Eastern Cape is exceptionally peaceful, known for its laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals, and Kenton-on-Sea is no exception. The pace is slow in Kenton, with invigorating salty swims restoring the soul, rock pools to explore, and lazy hours spent on the beach. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of activities for the adventurous, such as boating, mountain biking, beach horse rides, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. The warm waters, long stretches of dreamy beaches, and bountiful nature trails make Kenton-on-Sea a hidden gem.


Step into the captivating world of Makhanda, a city steeped in history and culture, nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Formerly known as Grahamstown, this vibrant destination is home to the National Arts Festival, a celebration of creativity and diversity that draws visitors worldwide. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage as you explore its many landmarks and experience the bustling student university town atmosphere, courtesy of Rhodes University. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the local community, who are known for their friendliness and welcoming nature. Whether business or leisure, come home to either 8A or The Milner Luxury Guesthouse, which offer discerning travelers the perfect retreat to recharge after a day of sightseeing or meetings.


The little settler village of Salem (meaning ‘peace’) is one of those places that suffers from being en route to somewhere else and, as such, remains rather low on the average traveler’s list – a somewhat misguided conclusion to draw about the quaint town. Salem is a hidden gem, ideally situated between Kenton-on-Sea and Grahamstown, making it the perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas. The region’s gently undulating hills and peaceful surroundings are territory to extensive birdlife and herds of free-roaming game, making it a nature lover’s delight. Spend your days exploring the Sunshine Coast beaches and nature reserves, or simply soak in the peaceful atmosphere from your cottage’s private deck, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush. The town’s name, meaning ‘peace’ aptly describes its serene and tranquil surroundings, making Burlington Bush Cottages the perfect hideaway for those seeking a secluded getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.