East London is a city of 250,000 people on the south-east coast of South Africa, set in the Eastern Cape and situated in between Port Elizabeth and Durban. Despite new development in recent years, the city is not the most exciting place to visit, but it does provide a good base from which to explore some of the more beautiful parts of the Wild Coast.
The beachfront is the place to check out if you are in town, with restaurants, hotels and of course some nice sandy beaches. Surfers, windsurfers and kite-surfers are advised to hit Nahoon Beach which lies north east of the main city area.
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There is an airport to the west of the city connecting East London to all the major urban centres in the country.
Shosholoza Meyl has the following trains:
East London, like most South African towns, lacks a public transport system, so getting around is difficult if you do not have a car. There are many car rental companies available in South Africa, of which, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and First Car Rental have branches at the East London Airport.
|Amanda's B&B||2 Hart Street Gonubie,||Guesthouse||-|
|Sugarshack Backpackers||Eastern Esplanade Rd, Eastern Beach Quigney||Hostel||92|
|Ebenezer Bed & Breakfast||2 a Somerset street Bedford||Hotel||-|
|Selborne Lodge||18 Dawson Road Selborne||Guesthouse||-|
|Parrot Peak Inn||22 Kelvin Grove Beacon Bay||Hotel||-|
|Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers||Chintsa west Wildcoast Eastern cape||Hostel||82|
|Santa Paloma Guest Farm||101B Thornycroft Rd Summerpride||HOSTEL||97|
|Thornycroft Lodge and Camp||C70 Thornycroft Road Horseshoe Valley||HOSTEL||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
The SAPO (South African Post Office) is the nation's postal service. Post offices are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Domestic and international deliveries are reliable but can sometimes take up to several weeks. If you want to send something oversees of any value, try using one of the private mail services, like Postnet.
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