The Wild Coast of South Africa is the beautiful coast stretching to the north east of East London. Hole in the Wall Hotel near the giant rock and near Coffee Bay is a very popular, affordable resort along this coast.
Within nine hours drive from the Regent Hotel is South Africa's most central town Upington where you can book both guesthouses and self-catering accommodation.
The Kruger National Park is South Africa's best known game reserve and Kruger Park Safaris offers high quality safaris in this park.
Botswana is to the north west of South Africa and within a days drive from East London. If you plan a visit to Botswana, Temba Botswana will be able to arrange a safari that will suit every need. Perhaps you can stay your first night at Thamalakane River Lodge near Maun and from there visit the Okavango Delta before moving on to Chobe. In the Chobe region you can stay at Toro Lodge an affordable destination 8 km from the Chobe Game Reserve. A more luxury lodge nearer to the park is Mowana Safari Lodge with its famous golf course.
In contrast to East London in the east, the republic of Namibia is in the west of Southern Africa. A famous destination in this country is the Kunene District which was previously known as Damaraland. The Palmwag Lodge is in a huge game reserve with the same name in an area where both rhino and desert elephant are common. Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is south of Palmwag and near the Petrified Forest. In the south of Namibia near Keetmanshoop is the Quivertree Forest Rest Camp. The Quivertree Forest and Giants Playground is a beautiful destination in Namibia within a day's drive from East London.
If you plan a visit to Zimbabwe the best might be to fly to Harare from East London via Johannesburg. There are a few flights daily. Once in Harare stay in the Rainbow Towers Hotel the city's best five star hotel. From Harare you can take one of the daily flights to Victoria Falls where a night in Victoria Falls Rest Camp will be a very pleasant experience.