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East London

East London
East London 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 River. 

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.

Properties for sale in East London range from working farms to residential apartments and holiday homes, and all can be found within an average price range of  R130 000 to R3 000 000 in some of the following areas: Amalinda, Beacon Bay, Bonnie Doone, East London Central, Gonubie, Quigney, Selborne, Southernwood and Vincent.

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