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East London Sights and Landmarks Guide, South Africa


East London: Sightseeing and Best Surfing Experience 

East London assures any visitors with the traces of London in its architecture and cultural values. It originated as a river port settlement in South Africa previously known as Port Rex. East London became a city in 1914 and it also has some German tint in its cultural gloss. Primarily East London was a family holiday spot with lots of sightseeing and tranquil villages to enjoy the calmness of off-the-work sites.

Steve Biko Grave: This is a Garden of Remembrance of the famous leader of anti-apartheid movement. There are graves of other people who were killed in the Massacre of Bisho and the two human right activists. It is a monument of international importance and is also an inspirational source for the humanity lovers.

Beaches of East London: Enthralling beaches that stretch over a large part of land, pervaded with clear white sand are the main points to sea surfers and leisure lingerers. Nahoon Beach is the most beloved and popular among swimmers and surfers for those waves. Eastern beach also boasts as another beach with excellent surfer waves and a vigorous New Year eve spot. Orient Beach is a comparatively safe and easy surfing beach and it also has a pier to amble on. For a lethargic fishing day, Bonza Bay and Cove Rock beaches are best to litter on while watching whales play. For safe bathing and undisturbed sunshine delight, Igoda and Gulu beaches are the best spots.

East London Museum: This museum has some world renowned artifacts, antiques and fossils. Coelacanth a fish fossil that is dates from prehistoric times and a Dodo egg, the only egg of the flightless bird, costumes of traditional Nguni people with beadworks and other Victorian age arts. The museum also includes old shipwrecks and ship reconstructions.

East London Aquarium: Opened in 1931 it is the oldest aquarium in South Africa. It has precious Cape pygmy clawed lobster on display, charismatic seals shows and good varieties of fish. Besides this, one can also see the injured sea creatures on healing terms. There is a long wooden deck equipped with binoculars for seeing dolphins and whales dancing in the sea. 

Other city sights include the Town Hall and harbors that carry special significance to Victorian age.

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