Eastern Cape Parks

Flag this page

Address
6 St Marks Road
Southernwood, East London
Eastern Cape  5200
South Africa
Ads
Phone
+27 (0)43 705 4400
Fax
+27 (0)86 611 1623
E-Mail
Email contact form
Website
http://www.ecparks.co.za/


Eastern Cape Parks

Eastern Cape is one of South Africa's leading nature and conservation based tourism destinations, offering a wealth of game viewing, diverse scenic beauty.

The nature reserves managed by Eastern Cape Parks cover an area of some 438,000 hectares. A commitment to protecting bio-diversity and conservation of the biomes, will see a total increase of this area by 10,000 hectares annually; the eradication of non-indigenous flora and fauna; mutually beneficial relationships with neighbouring communities and the preservation of cultural resources.

All of the reserves featured here, offer nature at its most splendid. Accommodation in our reserves ranges from luxurious lodges and renovated classic Cape-style farm homesteads to wooden chalets, rustic cabins, bungalows and hikers huts. Picnic and camping sites are available at selected reserves.

This, the second largest of South Africa's nine provinces, supports landscapes ranging from the dry, desolate, Great Karoo to the steamy forests of the Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley.

The shoreline of this province extends from the Umtamvuna River in KwaZulu-Natal, to the Storms River mouth on the scenic Garden Route. The Eastern Cape is the only province that contains all three of South Africa's global biodiversity hotspots - the Cape Floristic Region, Succulent Karoo and Maputoland-Pondoland-Albany.

It also incorporates portions of all seven ecological zones, or biomes, which occur in South Africa. This tremendous diversity of climate and the fact that the Eastern Cape also enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year allows for a vast range of activities.

Eastern Cape Parks made a promise - WE PROMISE THE EARTH - an undertaking to ensure responsible conservation management and utilisation of the natural resources within the Eastern Cape's protected areas in a manner that promotes broad community involvement and upholds the principles of custodianship, sustainability and excellence in all activities.

Flag this page

Similar Entries of Eastern Cape Parks

Eastern Cape Development Corporation

The Eastern Cape, on the southernmost coast of Africa, is the second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, covering around 14% of the country’s...

Eastern Cape Department of Housing

A department leading in the creation of integrated and sustainable human settlements for the people of the Eastern Cape. To provide quality,...

Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture

Sustainable agricultural growth for food, security and socio-economic development. The department seeks to facilitate, support, promote and co-...

Eastern Cape Department of Safety and Liason

The Department of Safety and Liaison in the Eastern Cape aims to promote police accountability and good community-police relations in pursuit of the...

Eastern Cape Department of Social Development

The functional responsibilities of the Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape are defined in the Constitution of the Republic of South...

Office of the Premier - Eastern Cape

Mission: Ensure responsive, integrated and sustainable service delivery to all in the Eastern Cape through strategic leadership, critical...

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is another of South Africa's most popular tourist attractions. It is a 780-kilometer (485 mile) stretch of the N2 highway between...