Overview

Scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of the Eastern Cape region, ranging from the lush, evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Wilderness Area, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg and the arid Great Karoo.

The coastline is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Among them, surfers ride the perfect waves, anglers reel in king-size catches, and board sailors revel in the challenge of the wind. Sunshine all year round, fine leisure resorts and splendid facilities ensure that the great outdoors is always in style.

Whales appear along the coastline during the months between May and December adding to the list of attractions of the region.

The Eastern Cape offers visitors a fine selection of golf courses in scenic settings, ideal as part of a Golf Tour to South Africa. A combination of golf, safari and beach holiday is definitely a possibility in the Eastern Cape.

For all golfers visiting the Eastern Cape in South Africa, the opportunity to visit especially St Francis Links for a couple of rounds should not be missed. The beautiful St Francis Bay is situated midway between Port Elizabeth and Plettenberg Bay, making it a great base from which to explore both the attractions of the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape regions of South Africa.

Top Destinations ‐ Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth is a coastal hub in the Eastern Cape, which proudly proclaim that everything lies within 15 minutes’ drive of the airport. Port Elizabeth is also home to Route 67, with a collection of 67 art pieces celebrating the years Nelson Mandela. Port Elizabeth is known as the "Friendly City". Located 763 km east of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth offers a diverse selection of attractions including scenic nature trails, historic heritage, magnificent wildlife, cultural experiences and water sport activities.

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Eastern Cape Safari

Eastern Cape

The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape landscape ranges from the dry desolate Great Karoo to the steamy forests of the Wild Coast. Just a short drive from the popular beaches and seaside towns of the Garden Route lies South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, a place of traditional villages, abundant wildlife and friendly people.

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St Francis

Eastern Cape

St Francis lies just 90 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth, approximately 682 km from Cape Town. St Francis has great accommodation, world class golf courses, good restaurants, and an attractive small harbour at Port St. Francis. St Francis is known for its little man-made canals and waterways that lend directly to boating, swimming and other water sports.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Eastern Cape

Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • TypeSafari Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape, you will find Pumba Private Game Reserve. Hidden in beautiful wilderness, this game reserve offer guests the opportunity to experience the bush in comfort and style.

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St Francis Golf Lodge

Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • TypeGuest House

St Francis Golf Lodge is situated between the 1st and 10th tee’s overlooking the famed Jack Nicklaus designed St Francis Links golf course.

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Top Golf Courses ‐ Eastern Cape

St Francis Links

Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6126m
  • DesignerJack Nicklaus

The links at St Francis is a championship course that offers the golfer every challenge and reward the game has to offer. As the course lies between seven natural dune scapes that move from east to west, the course plays equally well, yet very differently as the wind changes in direction. One might say that there are two courses at St Francis Links – the East Course and the West Course!

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