DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN EAST LONDON
Head to a local restaurant for lunch. “The Bistro” at the Premier Hotel East London ICC offers a good dining option with sea views.
Check into your accommodation. Consider staying in the Quigney or Nahoon Beach areas for easy access to the beach and restaurants. Spend the afternoon relaxing on Nahoon Beach, swimming, or trying your hand at surfing if you’re up for it.
Freshen up at your accommodation. Head to the Esplanade for dinner at a seafood restaurant like “The Greek,” known for its fresh seafood dishes. Stroll along the Esplanade’s waterfront promenade and enjoy the evening views.
DAY 2: EXPLORING EAST LONDON
Start your day with breakfast at a local café. “Cafe Neo” or “Java Coffee House” are good options. Visit the East London Museum to learn about the city’s history, including the coelacanth exhibit.
Explore the Ann Bryant Art Gallery to appreciate local and international art. Head to the East London Aquarium to see marine life, including sharks and seals.
Return to your accommodation to relax. For dinner, consider “Olive & Oil” for Mediterranean cuisine or try a local spot like “Guido’s” for Italian dishes.
DAY 3: NATURE AND DEPARTURE
Check out from your accommodation. Drive to the East London Coast Nature Reserve for a morning of hiking or birdwatching. The Gonubie Trail is a popular choice.
Take a scenic drive along the coast towards the Gonubie Point. Enjoy the breathtaking views. Return your rental car at the rental agency.
If you have a late flight, you can spend your last moments in East London at the Hemingways Casino, trying your luck or having a final meal.
This itinerary provides a mix of relaxation, culture, and nature, allowing you to experience the best of East London over a weekend. Customize it based on your interests and the attractions you want to prioritize. Don’t forget to check the opening hours of the attractions and make reservations where necessary, especially during peak seasons. Enjoy your weekend getaway to East London! Remember to book your rental car with Kenings when visiting East London and explore the wonder at your own pace.