26 April 2012
South Africa: Eastern Cape launches new tourist route "Coastal Route"
The tourism authority of South Afirca's Eastern Cape Province, the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, has launched tourist route. The so-called "Coastal Route" covers the entire length of the province's pristine coastline. The 800km route starts at Tstsikamma and includes famous attractions such as the Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, the rich heritage of Frontier Country, the picturesque village of Hogsback and the Amatola Mountains before reaching the unspoilt beaches of the Wild Coast.
The new "Coastal Route" aims to showcase the Eastern Cape’s biodiversity and contrasting landscapes, which feature primeval coastal forests, white sandy beaches, diverse wildlife, ancient rock art and Xhosa culture. The route is subdivided into a number of sub-routes, each with their own unique features and characteristics.