The Riverbend Guest House

Accommodation in East London, South Africa

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East London, The Eastern Cape Province  - Travellers information

A visitors guide to East London, a city in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

If you are planning a trip to Riverbend Guest House in East London, you will find our travel information pages useful when it comes to planning.

Beacon Bay is a lovely suburb toward the East of East London.

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East London - Gem of the Eastern Cape

East London is the second largest city in the Eastern Cape and the gateway to the famous Wild Coast located on South Africa’s south-eastern shores. Surely one of the best kept travel secrets in the world, East London offers visitors some of the best beaches in the world, a moderate climate throughout the year and one of South Africa’s finest golf course at the East London Golf Club.  

Unlike the Western Cape, the sea temperatures in East London are warmed by the Indian Ocean. Beaches are not crowded and the traffic is not chaotic. So if you’re looking to escape the big cities and enjoy some relaxation, East London is a good option. From here you can enjoy short drives to malaria free game parks, three lovely golf courses, miles of beaches and many smaller holiday resort towns.

A business hub

As the second largest city in the Eastern Cape and the sixth largest in South Africa, many business opportunities exist in East London. Stay at the Riverbend Guest House and use this as your base to work from.

Shopping and restaurants

The many shopping malls and business centres offer visitors everything one could wish for. From the well known franchises to privately owned speciality restaurants there are an array of options.  


East London is connected to all other centres by the east London Airport where Safair and SAA offer regular flights. All major car hire firms are represented at the airport. East London is service by the N2 highway from East to West  and the N6 and N1 from north to south.