Eastern Cape Information Directory
The Eastern Cape is known to be South Africa’s second largest province following the Northern Cape as the largest. The capital of the province is Bhisho. This province is one of natural beauty and diversity unmatched in another province. The Eastern Cape moves from the desert-like Great Karoo to the lush forests of the Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley, on to the Langkloof Valley.
Home to a number of renowned tertiary education establishments like Rhodes University, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Walter Sisulu University of Technology, the Eastern Cape is a proud student supporter. Transport in and out of the Eastern Cape is not a problem as there is a good road system and there are airports at Bhisho, East London, Mthatha and Port Elizabeth, along with two major harbours in East London and Port Elizabeth.
The Langkloof Valley has large deciduous fruit growing communities while the arid Karoo is known for its sheep farming. Port Elizabeth is the largest city within the province and an important harbour. The city is also home to many sporting events throughout the year and a popular holiday spot. Read More