First Car Rental Guide to Eastern Cape Tourist Attractions

By: First Car Rental  10-04-2012
Keywords: Car Hire Services, Eastern Cape tourism, things to do in Port Elizabeth

The Eastern Cape in South Africa is a diverse playground of stunning beaches, top class wildlife resorts and gorgeous scenery. With a host of attractions from trail runs to flower shows, you'll never run out of things to do in this vibrant province.

Hit the road in October and explore some awesome Eastern Cape tourist attractions and exciting events. Here's the low down on what's happening this month in SA's popular Eastern Cape Province :


Garden and Flower Shows
If you're a flower fanatic, make sure you head to the Addo Rose and Garden Show from October 13-14. This Eastern Cape attraction offers an incredible floral display as well as live entertainment, mouth-watering food and lots of interesting stalls.

Get inspired to turn your garden into something spectacular at the Bedford Garden Festival from the 26-28 October. Wind your way along scenic country roads, visiting a collection of beautiful gardens along the way. The festival allows visitors to explore private gardens as well as meet the avid horticulturists that sculpt these stunning displays.

Grahamstown is a one of the most renowned Eastern Cape Tourist attractions often praised for its annual arts festival. However, if you are looking for something different to do in this popular town, head to Makana Botanical Gardens on the 6th and 7th of October for the Grahamstown Flower Festival and appreciate the vivid spring colours.

Live Performances
If you are looking for things to do in Port Elizabeth, the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World is a popular Eastern Cape attraction offering a range of live entertainment from theatre productions to stand-up comedy.

Relive the Beatlemania days with a tribute performance from Andrew Young on October 19th or take in some stand-up comedy from Martin Evans and Siya B at the Action Bar on October 12th. Funny man Trevor Noah does his thing at the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World from the 2nd to the 7th of October.

Keen rockers can check out popular SA band aKING as well as a host of others at Vibes Restobar on October 13th.

Markets
Some nice weekend markets feature on the Eastern Cape tourism calendar in October. For a wide variety of fresh produce, live music as well as entertainment for the kids, pop into the Family Market at Sherwood Garden Centre on the first Sunday of October (7th October).

If you can't wait for Sunday, then whet your appetite with The Food Shed market on Friday evening and Saturday morning. This Eastern Cape tourist attraction is also held at the Sherwood Garden Centre and offers over 50 stalls as well as a jumping castle and paintball to keep the kids busy for hours.

Art and Fashion
The Eastern Cape is a creative haven filled with exciting artsy activities to stimulate your artistic cravings. The [email protected] exhibition runs until the 28 October at the ART gallery and showcases the wonderful work from ceramicists at Ceramics Southern Africa.

Check out some exciting fresh talent from the 14th-21st October (dates to be confirmed) at the Collective Graduate Exhibition and Fashion Show held at the Nelson Mandela University. This free exhibition showcases the work of applied design students and offers a glimpse into the future of SA fashion.

Food and Drink
If food and drink are what you're after, get your lederhosen and dancing shoes out and prepare for Port Elizabeth's own Oktoberfest held at the German Club from the 25th to the 28th October. The festival offers traditional German music, cuisine and a range of beers on offer.

Fitness Activities
Eastern Cape Tourism has a lot to offer fitness fanatics. For the serious runners, the Hobbit 100km Trail Run kicks off from King Williams Town on October 12, whilst casual joggers can enjoy the 5km Discovery Algoa FM Big Walk in support of cancer research.

Those that prefer to travel on wheels can enter the Amazing Karoo Cycling Bazaar in Steytlerville on October 20, whilst those looking for something completely different can dress in their finest penguin attire and take on the Penguin Waddle at Bayworld in support of penguin conservation from October 12 to 15.

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