is a quiet city on the south-east coast of South Africa
, and is part of the Buffalo City
Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape
Province. It is the second largest city in the province of the Eastern Cape and is fondly known as the Buffalo City, as it runs alongside the Buffalo River. East London is known for its welcoming residents and pleasant weather throughout the year.
The city overlooks the Indian Ocean coast, and is situated between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon
To the south of East London, you will find the coastal city of Port Alfred
and the KwaZulu-Natal
province in the east. This location provides easy access to areas like the Wild Coast and the Amatola Mountains, as well as to Cape Town
which is 1000km away.
East London has a population of over 1.4 million with the majority living within the metropolitan area. The predominant languages spoken in this city are Xhosa, English and Afrikaans.
As East London is the second largest industrial centre in the province, many residents hold jobs within the industrial sector; this includes the motor, clothing, textile, pharmaceutical and food processing industries.
East London is a family city with many settings for the kids to enjoy, such as the aquarium, Queens Park Zoo and the botanical gardens. Due to the long stretch of white sandy beaches, East London caters for many residents who enjoy swimming, surfing and other water sports such as yachting, and fishing.