Tourism Routes in the Eastern Cape

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Monday, 15th January 2018

Tourism routes are set up and marketed by tourism bodies in South Africa. The aim is to enhance the visitor experience and spread tourism across a destination. Fiona Davids presents the Eastern Cape's routes.

Amathola Mountain Escape Route

Rich in history and culture, the route is known for a variety of fauna and flora, primal indigenous forests, clear-water mountain streams and waterfalls. The route visits Mpofu Game Reserve, Cathcart, Seymore, Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve, Bedford, Dutywa, Elliotdale and Nqgamakwe. 

For more information on this route, click here.

Baviaans Wilderness Route

Visitors can enjoy eco-tours and adventure activities in the unspoilt mountainous terrain and world heritage site. This route takes visitors to the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site, Rietbron, Willowmore, Vondeling and Steylerville. 

For more on this route, click here

Coastal Route 

This route is renowned for its great beaches, malaria-free parks and reserves, diverse wildlife and culture. The route visits East London, Qunu and Grahamstown including all towns and villages within a 100kms of the coast.

For more details on this route, click here.

Escape Route

Stutterheim boasts the second largest indigenous forest in South Africa, the Kologha Forest. The forest has a picturesque picnic spot and is well signposted and offers scenic walks of varying lengths and difficulty. The Esacape Route takes guests through the Stutterheim area. 

For more information please click here.

Frontier Country Route

This route offers game viewing, skydiving and hang-gliding, fly fishing, abseiling, river-rafting and mountaineering, battlefields, all with rich cultural heritage. The area is known as the heartland of the Eastern Cape. The areas visited during the trip include Alice, Alicedale, Bathurst, Bedford, Hogsback, Fort Beaufort, Grahamstown, Salem, Seven Fountains and Peddie. 

For more information, click here.

Article and photos courtesy: (18 Nov 2016 - by Fiona Davids). This article has been edited.

Photo: The Bloukrans Bungy, the worlds highest bungy bridge can be found in the Tsitsikamma area.

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