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Cheap Flights to East London

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East London is a city on the southeastern coast of South Africa. It hosts the only river port in the country, and is one of the smaller cities in South Africa. Named after the city of London in England, East London was founded in 1836 around the river port, and was elevated to city status in 1914. The city’s economy is based on the automotive industry, and others including clothing, textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing. Book cheap flights to East London by calling Travel Center UK today! Our team of experienced Travel experts is equipped to give you the best deals on cheap flights to East London. East London is the gateway to some great resorts, including Yellowsands, Glen Eden, Areena, Gonubie, Queensbury Bay, Cintsa West and Cintsa East. East London Zoo, East London Museum, and Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve are among the city’s main attractions. The city of East London is served by the East London Airport and we have teamed up with world-class airlines to ensure that you travel in safety and comfort to this exciting destination in South Africa. Contact us today and ask us about cheap flights to East London, and whether you are on business or on holiday to East London, we have flights that match your needs. Book cheap flights to East London over the phone and get personalised service. You will also get specialised services such as finding the cheapest rates owning to price fluctuations and advice on the best time for booking.


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Travel Tips for when you're in East London

Here are the top travel tips for exploring East London and living it like a local

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +2 hours

Airlines Flying

South African Airlines, Virgin Atlantic


English, Zulu, Swait

Best Time to Travel

Mar - May, Sep - Nov

Modes of Transport

By Motorcycle taxi, By taxi, Minibus, Boda bodas, Matatu, Special Hires

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 15.2122 ZAR
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Check out our Top 10 attractions in East London and make sure you don't miss it

Orient Beach

Located east of the river mouth this popular beach is ideal for family picnics. The beach has a many child friendly attractions such as water slides, a tidal pool and a playground. At low tide visitors can also see ship wrecks.

City Hall

The foundation of this hall was laid in 1897. There is a clock tower erected commemorating the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. The marble used for the imposing staircase was in fact imported from Italy.

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

Situated in a malaria free zone this hame reserve provides unique opportunity to experience the eco systems as well as the tidal estuary. The reserve is also close to beaches and the East London Airport.

Nahoon River

This river flows through an estuary and Africa's southern most mangrove forest into the Indian Ocean. The river is located near the Nahoon Reef which is a famous surfing spot and known for Great White Shark attacks.

Fish River Canoe Marathon

A two-day event this takes place in the rock free Fish River. This is among the world's five biggest canoe marathons. Also the century old Buffalo Regatta is held in the city that attracts more than 100 rowers.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

This 23.4 kilometre long race circuit hostel the South African Grand Prix in 1934, 1936 to 1939 and halted during World War II. The start and the finish both are along the sea shore.

Buffalo Park

- A must visit for cricket lovers. This cricket ground, that can hold up to 20,000 spectators is the home grounds for the Warriors cricket teams and hosted a number of one day internationals as well as a test match.

Buffalo River

This is the only navigable river in South Africa. The river has its source in the seeps of Amatola Mountains at an altitude of 1200 metres. The 126 kilometre river descends through indigenous forests.

Amathole Museum

This museum houses the second largest collection of mammals in South Africa. The history section has artifacts, photographs and documents. Check out the Xhosa Gallery, that takes you back to the cultural history of the Xhosa tribe.

Gately House

This house built in 1878 was the residence of the first Mayor of East London. The furnished house that was declared a national monument in 1973, displays many items that belonged to his wife Mary Ann and their 12 children.