The Eastern Cape lays on the south eastern coast of South Africa. It’s known to be an area of natural beauty, rough seas, and jagged cliffs. Eastern Coast contains the Wild Coast, a large green brush that stretches the coastline. The coast bordering the Indian Ocean is this provinces main attraction.
The province alternates in climates. While Great Karoo is dry, Keiskamma Valley is tropical. It’s the country’s second largest province and is comparatively the size of Uraguay! The primary language is isiXosha, directly followed by English and Afrikaans.
This area holds a lot of national history as it was Nelson Mandela’s home province. Today it still features Mandela’s home at Qunu. It is also home to the Addo Elephant National Park, which has the densest elephant population in the world. One of the most unique feature of Eastern Cape is the Icamagu Institute where you can learn the African system of ancestor worship and the history of the history and culture of the Xhosa peoples.
Fun Fact: The oldest remains of modern humans were found in Klasies River Cave in the Eastern Cape. They are over 100,000 years old!