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East London

East London is a city located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It lies on the Buffalo River, close to the Indian Ocean, and is the only river port in the country. The city is situated between the Amatola Mountains to the north and the Nahoon River to the south.

East London is the second largest industrial centre in the Eastern Cape, with a number of manufacturing industries, including automotive, engineering, and food processing. The city is also home to the East London Airport, which serves domestic and international flights.

East London has a long history. It was originally established in 1836 as a British military outpost, and was later developed as a commercial port. During the Anglo-Boer War, it served as a supply base for the British Army. In the late 19th century, the city was the site of a major gold rush, and it has since become a popular tourist destination.

East London is known for its cultural diversity. It is home to a large number of immigrants, including those from India, China, and the Middle East. The city also has a vibrant music and art scene, and hosts a number of festivals throughout the year.

East London is a vibrant and diverse city, with a rich history and culture. It is a great place to visit, with plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy.

Excursion tips for a day in East London

As a tourist in East London, South Africa, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy during the day. Here are some ideas of things to do:

1. Visit the East London Aquarium and explore the many species of fish and other marine creatures that live in the area.

2. Take a stroll along the Esplanade, a scenic stretch of coastline that offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

3. Visit the East London Museum, which houses a variety of artifacts and artwork from the region's history.

4. Spend the day at Nahoon Beach, one of the area's most popular beaches.

5. Visit the East London Zoo and see a variety of animals, including lions, tigers, and giraffes.

6. Take a guided tour of the city and learn more about its history and culture.

7. Enjoy some traditional Xhosa cuisine at one of the local restaurants.

8. Visit the East London Botanical Gardens and explore the area's diverse flora and fauna.

9. Take a boat tour and get up close and personal with the local wildlife.

10. Spend the day shopping in the city's bustling markets and stores.

Experience East London with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit East London. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in East London

East London in South Africa has a temperate climate with mild summers and cool, wet winters. In summer (December to February), temperatures range from 19°C to 28°C, with warm, humid days and cool nights. Autumn (March to May) is mild and dry with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 24°C. Winter (June to August) is cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 18°C and frequent rain and strong winds. Spring (September to November) is mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 22°C and occasional showers.

Cruise weather for East London

Our weather forecast for East London helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 12.2 °C
16.2 m/s
30.2 m/s
72.0 %
24.1 m
54.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 14.6 °C
24.8 m/s
36.4 m/s
81.8 %
24.1 m
52.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 20.9 °C
min: 12.5 °C
13.7 m/s
21.2 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
55.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 10.7 °C
28.4 m/s
44.3 m/s
13.9 %
24.0 m
53.4 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 9 °C
16.6 m/s
31.0 m/s
57.8 %
24.1 m
59.5 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 12.1 °C
25.9 m/s
37.8 m/s
39.6 %
24.1 m
55.8 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 10.9 °C
16.9 m/s
39.2 m/s
63.3 %
24.1 m
64.4 %
1,028 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 11.4 °C
18.0 m/s
40.3 m/s
18.1 %
24.1 m
52.6 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 13.5 °C
15.1 m/s
36.4 m/s
52.7 %
24.1 m
31.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 12.5 °C
25.2 m/s
56.5 m/s
14.8 %
24.1 m
46.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 12.7 °C
27.4 m/s
55.0 m/s
37.2 %
24.1 m
52.6 %
1,028 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 11.6 °C
18.4 m/s
31.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
56.0 %
1,030 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 14.5 °C
14.8 m/s
43.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
32.9 %
1,022 hPa

Cruises to East London

Would you like to travel to East London on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of East London.

Scheduled ship calls in East London, South Africa
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 AIDAstella 08:00 am 02:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Jan. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Feb. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 AIDAstella 10:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 22nd 2026 Thursday, 22nd of Jan. 2026 MS Nautica 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2026 Monday, 26th of Jan. 2026 AIDAstella 08:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 3rd 2026 Tuesday, 3rd of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Feb. 2026 AIDAstella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 9th 2026 Monday, 9th of Feb. 2026 AIDAstella 12:00 am 12:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 10th 2026 Tuesday, 10th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2026 Tuesday, 3rd of Mar. 2026 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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