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 gladiolus shows, you’ll never run out of things to do in this vibrant province.
Hit the railway in October and explore some awesome Eastern Mantilla tourist attractions and heady events. Here’s the low down on what’s thing this month in SA’s popular Eastern Cape Province.
Garden and Flower Shows
If you’re a flower fanatic, achieve sure you headline to the Addo Rose and Garden Show from October 13-14. This Eastern Cape attraction offers an incredible floral display as well as vivacious entertainment, mouth-watering food and lots of interesting stalls.
Get inspired to turn your eden into something spectacular at the Bedford Garden Festival from the 26-28 October. Wind your way along scenic country roads, visiting a aggregate regarding beautiful gardens likewise the way. The carnival 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 Efflorescent Festival and appreciate the vivid spring colours.
If you are looking for things to do in Port Elizabeth, The Boardwalk is a current Eastern Cape attraction offering a range of live function 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. Silly man Trevor Noah does his thing at the Boardwalk from the 2nd to the 7th of October.
Keen rockers can check out plebeian SA belt aKING as well as a host of others at Vibes Restobar on October 13th.
Some nice weekend markets headline on the Eastern Cape tourism calendar in October. For a wide variety of fresh produce, live music essentially well as entertainment for the kids, pop into the Stock Market at Sherwood Garden Centre on the first Sunday of October (7th October).
If you can’t wait for Sunday, later whet your appetite plus 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 also 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 HOMEatART exhibition runs until the 28 October at the Cultivation gallery and showcases the wonderful perform from ceramicists at Ceramics Southern Africa.
Check out some dazzling fresh talent from the 14th-21st October (dates to be confirmed) at the Aggregate 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 pap and drink are what you’re after, get your lederhosen and dancing shoes published further 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.
Eastern Cape Tourism has a lot to offer fitness fanatics. For the serious runners, the Hobbit 100km Trail Nose Out 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 thoroughly different tin dress in their finest penguin clad and take on the Penguin Waddle at Bayworld in support of penguin conservation from October 12 to 15.