Eastern Cape

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The province of Eastern Cape forms part of the 9 provinces in South Africa. This destinations capital is Bhisho. The provinces largest cities are East London and Port Elizabeth. It is the second largest province in South Africa after the Northern Cape.

It was formed in 1994, out of the Xhosa homelands of Bantustans of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. The province is the traditional home of the indigenous Xhosa population. In 1820 European settlers from countries such as, England, Scotland and Ireland, started settling in the area. The establishment of the area created conflict with neighbouring provinces. The province has 4 supreme courts and had territories of KwaZulu-Natal in the province. Due to the amendments to the municipal and provincial boundaries, the latter conflict was resolved.

The Eastern Cape is a growing tourist attraction, boasting in various experiences, offering visitors and locals a perfect excuse to escape from the busy city rush. The Aldo Elephant National Park, is a wildlife conservation park, that offers visitors a chance to interact closely with these majestic creatures. The Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the experiences offered to visitors on the Garden Route, that stretches from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape. Enjoy the tranquillity and the beauty of the park, with various hiking trails, a marine reserve and bridge walking. Test your inner daredevil at the Bloukrans Bridge. The bridge offers visitors with a bungee jumping experience. Are you up for it?

The Tiffindel Ski Resort is really one for the books. It is the only ski resort in South Africa. The resort offers visitors with alpine skiing and off-season activities. Get out the cold and go enjoy some fun in the sun at the Wild Waves Water Park. The park offers visitors with affordable access to different water slides and its other facilities.