Background of the area
The Eastern Cape gets progressively wetter from west to east. This beautiful part of South Africa is extremely diverse from one end of the province to the next!
The west is mostly semiarid Karoo except in the far south, which is temperate rainforest in the Tsitsikamma region. The coast is generally rugged with interspersed beaches. Most of the province is hilly to very mountainous between Graaff-Reinet and Rhodes including the Sneeuberge, Stormberge, Winterberge and Drakensberg. The highest point in the province is Ben Macdhui at 3001 m. The east from East London and Queenstown towards the KwaZulu-Natal border – a region known previously as Transkei – is lush grassland on rolling hills, punctuated by deep gorges with intermittent forest.
The Eastern Cape offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 kilometres (500 mi) of untouched and pristine coastline along with some particularly splendid beaches, and “big-five” viewing in a malaria-free environment. The National Arts Festival, held annually in Grahamstown, is Africa’s largest cultural event, offering a choice of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent.
Jeffreys Bay is an area with some of the country’s wildest coastline, which is backed by some of Africa’s most spectacular sub-tropical rainforest. The waters here are noted for having “super-tubes”, good waves for surfing. Two major cities lining the coast, East London and Port Elizabeth, are full of rich heritage and adventure on land and sea.
It is no wonder that you would choose a home in such a beautiful province!
To make sure that the home you are buying is as wonderful as the surroundings and adventure that the Eastern Cape offers, contact Home Inspection Services to conduct your inspection.
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