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Family activities in East London


If you are going to be moving to Coral Beach Estate then you will not only be blessed to be staying at the most beautiful Estate in East London but you will also be fortunate enough to be able to enjoy many wonderful outdoor activities for the whole family in and around East London right through the year.

Aquarium and whale-watching deck:

Opened in December 1931, the aquarium and whale-watching deck is the oldest of its kind in South Africa. With more than 400 species of fish, penguins and seals that can be seen, this makes the aqarium one place not to be missed out on. Make sure you make it in time to see the seal show (twice daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm). The display of the Cape Pigmy Clawed Lobster is the only one that can be seen in South Africa. This is a fun outdoor activity for both young and old alike.

Queen’s Park Zoo and Gardens:

The queen’s Park Zoo is a 30-hectare national monument featuring a pocket of indigenous trees and shrubs in the city. The well-kept gardens border the zoo that has a variety of mammals and reptiles. On the weekends there are pony rides for children (10am to 3pm).You name it and the Queen’s Park Zoo has it. This is one event to have on your calendar especially during the school holidays.

Climbing and hiking:

The rugged Amatole Mountains offer plenty of climbing oppertunities for anyone who has a love for climbing and exploring the great outdoors. Hikers will not only get an amazing work-out from hiking up the Amatole Mountains, they will also get get to experience some of the most breathtaking views of the Eastern Cape as well as some really amazing indigenous forna and flora. Make sure that you don’t miss out on this amazing hiking experience.

Areena Riverside Resort:

Areena Riverside Resort on the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route offers a wide range of activities from Mild to Wild that take place within the Private Game Reserve or on the Kwelera River. The adrenaline junky or adventurous family will not be let down by any of their activities such as the river cruise, game viewing quad bike trails, abseiling, ziplines, paintball, 3D pellet gun target shooting, archery, teambuilding and so much more.The Areena Riverside Resort is an outdoor activity paradise.

Mountain Biking:

The Eastern Cape is a region rich in diversity. Not only in culture but also in mountain biking terrains. Why not test your technical riding skills in the forests around Stutterheim or Hogsback? You can also test your anaerobic endurance in the mountains around Rhodes.Or rid yourself of any stress while you explore the wild coast on your mountain bike, or even go for multi day rides through the Baviaans Kloof. You could even go on a mountain bike safari in one of the many game parks! There are also many mountain biking routes in and around the towns and cities. In this region you will surely find the terrain your mountain biker soul has been searching for. There are trails for absolutely everyone from the young to the older rider to enjoy.

Now that you have had a look at some of the amazing outdoor activities that you and your family can do on the weekend or during the school holidays, you will loads of avtivities to keep eveyone happy. With all these wonderful outdoor activities you will never have to spend a day at home.

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