Luxury Homes And Properties For Sale in East London
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East London sprawls along the warm Indian Ocean beaches of South Africa’s southeastern coast. Located in the Eastern Cape province, approximately 1000 kilometers from Cape Town, East London is part of the Buffalo city municipality.
East London’s prime location at the mouth of the Buffalo River first attracted British settlers to its shores in the mid-1830s. Originally called Port Rex, the settlement prospered by the 1850s and ultimately became a town in 1873 and a city in 1914.
Today, East London boasts a population of nearly 480,000 and remains the sole river port in South Africa.
Luxury real estate seekers and tourists alike are drawn to the area’s sub-tropical climate and miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches. The city lies along the northern end of the “sunshine coast,” which is famed for its unspoiled waters, clean sand and stunning sunsets.
East London is a water enthusiast’s paradise with plenty of opportunities for surfing, water skiing, boating and fishing. Dolphin and whale watching are also popular activities.
Scuba divers are never at a loss for underwater adventure at popular diving sites such as Mermaid’s Pool and Three Sister’s Reef. Beneath the sparkling waters lies an enchanting ecosystem full of colorful reefs, corals, caves, ledges and an exotic array of reef fish.
Luxury real estate owners also enjoy plenty of adventures on land at a variety of nearby game reserves. Private game reserves such as Matola, Inkwenkwezi, and Mpongo offer visitors the chance to observe wildlife such as lions, hippos, elephants, rhinos and giraffes in their natural habitat.
Camdeboo National Park offers hiking and driving trails that provide access to some of the area’s most unique and beautiful natural landscapes.
East London also features one of the most celebrated natural and cultural history museums in the country. The East London Museum is home to an original prehistoric coelacanth fish. Its discovery in East London Harbor in the 1930s is now widely considered one of the most significant zoological finds of the 20th century.
The museum also showcases the only surviving dodo bird egg in the world as well as a reconstruction of the bird, which has been extinct since the 17th century. Visitors will gain rich insights into the region’s history through the museum’s galleries, which include Nguni beadwork and traditional cultural displays, Victorian through Art Deco period antiques and a maritime gallery.
Those who wish to experience local culture firsthand are encouraged to visit the Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village. Visitors are invited to tour the traditional village and experience the art, crafts and food of the rich Xhosa culture.
Residents enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture of East London’s magnificent City Hall, as well as the Edwardian stylings of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. The gallery hosts fine arts exhibits from a variety of different mediums and participates in events such as the Umtiza Arts Festival.
Luxury buyers seeking homes for sale in East London will also be pleased with the upscale shopping options at Hemingway Mall. The mall offers over 200 shops, as well as a cinema with 3D and 4D simulator options, fine dining options, a casino and an amphitheater that regularly hosts fashion and music shows.
Some of East London’s finest real estate can be found in areas such as Bonnie Doon and Blue Bend. Homes for sale on Sheerness Road and Blue Bend Place are among the best the area has to offer.
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