Property in East London situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
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East London is South Africa's only river port city and is situated on one of the most attractive stretches of the Eastern Cape coastline. East London is situated on the famous Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. Property in East London are popular with investors with the most sought after property situated on the beach or on the river. Property with views of East London's Nahoon beach is particularly in demand. There is a wide range of property types from large houses to secure villages. East London is blessed with unspoilt, pristine, white beaches. The natural river harbour provides an ideal venue for sailing and fishing. Another popular sport is scuba diving with a large number of wrecks along the coast that can be explored.
East London was set up by the British in the year 1836 as a military post and served them as a base during the Xhosa-Wars. The arrival of German settlers, who had been serving as mercenaries in the British-German Legion, gave the place at the mouth of the Buffalo River an economic boost. In 1873 East London was given town rights.
Today, East London counts about half a million citizens, including the people living in the surrounding townships. The biggest employer is the Daimler Chrysler AG, which manufactures here Mercedes cars and trucks for the South African market and for export. East London has the forth-biggest port of South Africa. It is the only harbour in South Africa that lies on a river. A modern airport links the town to the South African Airways net.
East London is almost all year round blessed with a pleasant and sunny climate. Directly in the city centre area are the Nahoon, the Orient and the Eastern Beach. Here, numerous big hotel complexes and apartment blocks determine the scene. The aquarium at the Esplanade is the oldest in South Africa. Besides the fishes, penguins and seals can also be seen here.
East London's exceptional sports facilities and good weather make East London an inviting sporting destination throughout the year. East London Golf Club is one of South Africa's finest 18-hole courses. Various East London sporting clubs offer bowls, tennis, athletics, road running, cycling, horse riding, fishing, scuba diving and extend a warm welcome to visitors. Delectable seafood and breathtaking views are prominent features of East London restaurant dining.
Guided hikes and walks in the East London region include a 1 day hike taking in no fewer than 80 San rock art sites on nearby farms, whilst two five day hikes along the coast are very popular. Khaya La Bantu cultural village is 30km from East London; here you get acquainted with Xhosa music, dancing, traditional fare and the potent local brew, Mqomboti. A visit to Queens Park Zoo and Gardens, East London's Museum and Aquarium are well worthwhile, while game viewing, animal touch farms, beach activities and a variety of family outings add to the total East London holiday experience.
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