Travelling to the Eastern Cape 

Getting to the Eastern Cape

Tourism in South Africa is centred around three main Regions – Cape Town,The Winelands and the Garden Route, The Kruger Park and the Mpumulanga Lowveld and the Kwazulu Natal coastline.   There is so much more to this beautiful country though, which is why Isiko is concentrating on travel destinations and getaways in the less visited and malaria-free Eastern Cape.

Accessibility

Accessibility is easy, with two small but efficient, upgraded Airports at Port Elizabeth and East London serviced by both National and Low Cost Airlines.   Flights from both international ports of entry, Johannesburg and Cape Town are available daily.  Car hire operators abound. If you are planning a visit to other areas of the country and want to add on a couple of days visiting us, then access by road is via an excellent network of national highways.    There is a wide selection of guest houses and B & B’s en route (we may even be able to recommend some) as you venture into our corner of the world  - a place of sun and sea, of shimmering mountains and wide open spaces, of colourful people and wildlife a-plenty.

  

                               

    

Give us a try 

 

Malaria-free

A fact I haven't mentioned before - but an important fact for all visitors to our Province is that we are a Malaria-free area.   That is not to say that we do not have mosquitoes.  We do - but they are not the malaria carrying kind.   Many of the drugs recommended for malaria endemic areas have unpleasant side effects but they are infinitely better than contracting the disease itself.   Malaria kills thousands of people every year in Africa and though much work is being done in helping to eradicate the deaths through organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the challenge is a huge one.   Travel in our Region safe in the knowledge that the risk is not something that you will be faced with here.