What to do  in and around East London







ADVENTURE Attractions

STORMSRIVER ADVENTURES is a rurally based eco adventure company situated in the heart of the majestic Tsitsikamma Forest region. The company boasts adventure activities which include the world renowned Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tour, Tsitsikamma Forest Tour (Woodcutters Journey), hiking trails, team building, local crafting and a catering / restaurant facility.

EMERALD VALE BREWING COMPANY, situated  on a farm between the Chintsa and Cefani rivers, crafts its beer from the best natural ingredients in a simple yet precise process using rain water, malted barley, selected hops and yeast to yield a variety of tastes, including pale ale (crisp and aromatic), gold ale (crisp, more body and slightly more bitter) and amber ale (smooth chocolate flavours). 

WILD COAST HORSE RIDING ADVENTURES, which operates out of Kei Mouth, is one of the Eastern Cape’s most established and most popular and horse trail tourism operators, with a range of horse adventure options.

ROCK IT ADVENTURES Climbing, outdoor & Mountaineering.

Contact: 084 407 2313  l   Email: rm.stewardson@gmail.com

JONGINENGE ECO ADVENTURES  Learn a new skill such as surfing, sand boarding, snorkelling, canoeing, abseiling or fishing. Participants share in the excitement of trying something new and get to laugh together, as well as discover each others hidden talents. Facing one’s fear of heights or water by abseiling and canoeing can also be a tremendously empowering experience resulting in personal growth for the individual.

Contact Dean on 083 305 2590 or jonginenge@gmail.com

INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE  Nestled along South African breathtaking Wild Coast, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is one of its own class big five private game reserves with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful detail. The reserve offers many unique opportunities as it encompasses five different regional eco-systems (biomes) and a tidal estuary. Inkwenkwezi‘s rich diversity of landscapes offers you an unparallel wildlife viewing experience.

Contact pgr@inkwenkwezi.co.za


Whether you choose Aviation as a hobby or a career, you will See, Feel and Experience things that people who don’t fly, never will. Envision a career that lets you see the world and experience various cultures. A career that brings a new adventure over every horizon. Picture a hobby that lets you fly up our majestic, untouched coastline for a breakfast or fly away with family and friends to remote destinations. Border Aviation Club caters for both recreational and career training. We offer the same specialised, individual training to each student, tailored to their specific need.
Contact 043 736 6181

ON THE ROCKS Nahoon River barge cruises. With under cover seating, sun deck, on-board toilet and braai facilities, On the Rocks can cater for your every need and more ...

Just ask the Captain!

Contact Russell 082 443 4166

BORDER CRICKET Enjoy a great game of cricket at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium, Buffalo Park Drive.


Southern Cross Boating and Adrenalin are the only East London ‘boat based permit holders’ for Whale & Dolphin watching. They also offer a variety of Ocean Cruises, River Cruises and Adrenalin water adventures in East London, to suit all tastes and age groups. As the only ocean going SAMSA approved tour operator in the East London Harbour, Southern Cross Boating is East London’s premier coastal waters tour operator, with over 10 000 hours of experience under our belt.  Contact John on 082 938 6275

AREENA RIVERSIDE RESORT is a 4-Star and AA Highly Recommended resort 23km from east London, offering unsurpassed views of the river, wildlife, birds and surrounding wild coast vegetation, with cruises to the river mouth and beach available by arrangement.  Fish from your tent on river front sites, or park your boat along the jetty directly in front of you. And everyone loves to meet Abby, our friendly giraffe!

Contact 043 734 3055 or info@areenaresort.com

PREMIER RESORT MPONGO PRIVATE GAME RESERVE   Premier Resort Mpongo Private Game Reserve is situated 35km from the coastal city of East London on the N6 towards Stutterheim.  The Game Reserve, nestled on more than 3,500ha of Malaria free conservation land with its rolling hills, offers a unique blend of three luxury lodges, wedding, conference and day visitor facilities, including an exclusive Bush Villa.  Mpongo is home to Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, numerous Antelope and 225 bird species.  Activities at Mpongo includes open vehicle game drives, guided bush walks, bush picnics, bird watching and Bass fishing.
Lion feeds on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 11h00 (conservation fees applicable)  |  Huberta Restaurant open daily from 09h00 – 16h00 

Contact 043 742 9000


The East London Aquarium was officially opened on the 2nd of December 1931, which makes it the oldest public aquarium in the country. This is not a big aquarium, but some unique displays make it a must to see. The aquarium plays an active role in conserving the coastline and the estuaries in the East London area.
Contact 043 705 2637



What’s On in East London is the Eastern Cape's oldest and most established tourism and hospitality magazine and website, serving both local and visiting consumers in the popular river port city. The magazine is produced as a monthly publication in a handy booklet size. Apart from listings for local restaurants, hotels and important local retailers, the magazine and website is a vibrant window into the social life of the city with an extensive menu of entertainment events, social and sports clubs and service organisations.


What’s On in East London magazine is distributed to local and national tourism organisations, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, the airport, restaurants, shopping centres, supermarkets, various waiting rooms, private hospitals as well as at the city’s most popular tourist attractions, including the zoo, aquarium, museum, and local theatres.

The magazine has been an integral part of the city’s marketing strategy for 50 years, and is a well-loved and treasured institution. We believe that our rich history and our bold vision for the future perfectly position the What’s On to become the authoritative tourism voice not only in the city, but in the greater Buffalo City region.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to make use of the What’s On in East London as an advertising vehicle for your services and products. We have many different advertising options available including full colour monthly magazine adverts and classifieds, website banners and links. Also, FREE event listing in the publication as well as on our social media platforms.


Contact us for an up-to-date schedule of rates and advertising opportunities in our monthly magazine, on the website and on our social media platforms.