East London Tourism

Visit East London - Best of East London

East London (Afrikaans: Oos-Londen, Xhosa: eMonti) is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, and hosts the country's only river port. East London today has a population of over 267,000 with over 755,000 in the metropolitan area.


Home to pretty treasures, East London is South Africa's best kept secret. Tour packages of East London are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for East London*

  • Pollution Statistics in East London

    Know the pollution level of East London before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.83 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 85 (Very High)
  • East London: Crime and Safety

    How safe is East London for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in East London.

    • Burglary and Theft 73.68 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 72.37 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.05 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.37 (High)
    • Car Stealing 59.21 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.11 (High)
    • Attacks 71.05 (High)
    • Drug offense 64.47 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 10.53 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 72.22 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 56.58 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 76.32 (High)
  • Living in East London - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 29.11 (Low)
    • Climate Index 98.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.71 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.72 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in East London

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in East London

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

East London Travel Guides

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