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Let’s explore East London’s city centre and its many historical sites, including City hall, the German settler monument and Hero’s park. You will enjoy the esplanade beach front and the harbour view. Further highlights of the tour include visiting East London museum, Nahoon footprints educational centre, Biko bridge and a visit at a shop of locally made crafts.
Traveler pickup is offered
We will fetch you at the harbour, should you come by cruise ship.
East London Airport, East London, South Africa
Harbour - Buffalo Harbour, Harbour, East London, 5201, South Africa
East London City Hall, East London, South Africa In 1897, the magnificent City Hall (as it is known today) was built between Oxford Street and Argyle Street. It has a distinctive Victorian architectural style. Its dark oxblood walls are juxtaposed by stark white columns and romantic, if bold, arched windows.
East London City Hall towers over the city streets imposingly; dramatic and impressive. Since it was built during the time of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee (the 60th year of her being the Queen), the massive clock tower was named the Victoria Tower in honour of Queen Victoria. At this stage, much of Africa was colonised by the English, and under royal rule. The City Hall was completed in 1899.
This structure was recognized as a National Monument until 1914, when East London was declared a formal city. Thereafter, this became the official City Hall.
One of the features of this attraction is the marble tablets on the landing of the vestibule, each of which bears the names of white soldiers that died in the frontier wars.
East London Museum, East London, South Africa About East London Museum
Residents of East London tend to mention their museum and the coelacanth in one breath, and with good reason
Established in 1921 and considered to be one of the most interesting natural and cultural history museums in the country, the East London Museum features a number of fine exhibits, including an extensive collection of beadwork relating to the Xhosa-speaking people.
The East London Natural History gallery features the original coelacanth - a prehistoric fish that has lived in the Indian Ocean for 400 million years, thought to be extinct until it was re-discovered in 1938.The discovery of a live coelacanth in the East London harbour was regarded internationally as the most significant zoological find of the century, which makes the East London Museum, open on every day of the year except Christmas day and Good Friday, worth a visit to see this specimen alone.
Of course there are other galleries at the museum. The border gallery gives a fine depiction of the history of the region and includes displays of southern Nguni beadwork and traditional culture; the costume gallery is a fine treat with period settings from the Late Victorian through to the 1930s Art Deco style; and the maritime gallery includes model ships and shipwreck artefacts.
The East London Museum lies in upper Oxford Street. It also serves as the home of the world’s only surviving Dodo egg and a reconstruction of the flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius, standing about a metre tall. Thought to be related to pigeons and doves, it has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century. 60 minutes
Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve, East London, South Africa The Nahoon Point Nature Reserve was established in 2004. But, it was in 1964 that the real treasure here was discovered. When two municipal workers took their rest in Bat’s Cave, they noticed human footprints and animal tracks on the roof of the cave, above their heads. They reported this to the East London Museum and it was soon confirmed that they were ancient fossils of the prints of a child, two antelopes and a bird, dating back some 124 000 years (although there remains some dispute regarding this aging). This means that these are the oldest human footprints in existence, making the entire Nahoon area very important. The roof of this cave has since collapsed, but the rocky slab in which these prints are perfectly preserved is now on display at the East London Museum. 60 minutes
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Service animals allowed
Public transportation options are available nearby
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
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07 Feb 2023
Tolle informative Tour mit einem super sympathischen Guide . Ausflug innerhalb einer Cruise gemacht . Pickup am Schiff direkt klappte perfekt .
Die Tour führte u.a. Ins East London Museum , was viele Schätze bereit hält und durch ein Township mit viel wissenswertes.
06 Feb 2023
Das wichtigste der Stadt wurde uns anschaulich gezeigt und erklärt. Mehr gab der Ort nicht her. Der Guide war sehr kompetent.
21 Jan 2023
Tobz our guude was waitibg for us by the Dock. He was smart and his English was very good. The vehicle was airconditiined and well maintained.
His enthusiasm for the culture, history and hus home tiwn was great.
He looked after us very well. Varied tour, museum, city hall and beach but for us was the Township we spent 20 minutes driving around. His knowledge and understanding if recent history and current sutuatiin was enlightening.
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