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When entering the Eastern Cape province, there are a number of interesting stops to make and one of those is East London. Make sure that before departing, you visit Thrifty online to secure car hire. East London has an array of attractions for leisure travellers choosing this river port town as their destination of choice.

Like many coastal cities in South Africa, you can be sure that there are a number of beautiful beaches to visit, while the warm waters of the Indian Ocean make them perfect for surfing, swimming or, if you prefer to stay dry, fishing off the rocks.

If you want to highlight some places to visit ahead of your trip, why not try these:

East London Aquarium:

The East London Aquarium is certainly not the biggest in the country, but it is the oldest and boasts a number of interesting displays for visitors. You may get the giant tank at the Cape Town Aquarium, but you won’t see the infamous Red Piranha all the way from South America!

Apex Predators Snake Park:

For some it may be a spine chilling experience, but with over 130 different species of reptiles, you can be sure it will be a fascinating visit at the Apex Predators Snake Park. Viewing these animals is not the only benefit, as you will also learn how to identify them in the wild, and how to safely handle them should you ever need to.

Mpongo Park Game Reserve:

Viewing of wildlife in South Africa is a must, whether you are a local or travelling from abroad. And at the Mpongo reserve, you have the chance to see four of the world-famous Big Five. On top of that, there are also Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo and antelope.

In just a minute, you can secure a booking through Thrifty. We have a wide range of options for car hire; East London will provide the entertainment.

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