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Buffalo City Tourism is proud to introduce our latest family ecotourism attraction, the newly refurbished KIWANE RESORT, situated just 35 minutes from East London on the bank of the spectacular Kiwane Estuary.  


in Buffalo City



FAMILY FUN: Looking for something to do as a family? You've come to the right place. There is a galaxy of exciting outdoor and entertainment venues  and play centres dotted throughout the city.


BEACHES: Whatever your favourite beach activity – rock or surf angling, snorkelling, diving, surfing, beachcombing or just soaking up some sun – Buffalo City is the perfect seaside retreat for you and your family. From Gonubie to Hamburg, our city boasts a spectacular stretch of coastline that lends itself to a diverse range of marine activities and leisure pursuits. 

NIGHT LIFE: From fine dining to quaint beach cafes, Buffalo City offers the most picturesque lunch and dinner options on the Sunshine Coast, where you can feast on excellent food enjoyed against spectacular views. Elegant beach- and river view hotels and stylish cocktail lounges offer a splash of glamour and glitz to indulge in your favourite cosmopolitan pursuits.

SPORT: Buffalo City has a vibrant sporting community and is fast developing a national and even international reputation as a premier sport tourism destination. We are proud to boast many excellent sporting facilities that are on a par with the best in the country. 


NATURE: Nestled in one of the last remaining urban green belts in South Africa, Buffalo City is home to several spectacular reserves, including the ever-popular Inkwenkwezi and Mpongo Park reserves, where you can joy the thrill of an authentic, world-class African safari experience.

HERITAGE: Follow in the footsteps of South Africa’s most inspirational heroes as you reflect on Buffalo City’s unique political heritage. Honour their legacy by visiting the Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance in Ginsberg, the Bhisho Massacre and Egerton Memorials, the Mxenge family graves and the Wall of Fame in Dimbaza.

ADVENTURE: From world-class surf breaks and deep-sea angling to rock climbing, abseiling, paragliding, microlighting, dune surfing, zip lines and jet skiing ... Buffalo City brims with excellent facilities and experienced guides and instructors to help you enjoy an adrenaline-fueled adventure holiday.

CULTURE: Buffalo City is steeped in authentic Xhosa culture and cultural tradition. The Metro preserves and pays homage to this legacy with a number of exciting heritage tours that showcase traditional Xhosa culture and unmatched local hospitality.

Experience it all

in Buffalo City...

Old world charm meets modern, cosmopolitan Metro

Known for the rugged beauty of our landscapes, and the old-world charm of our hospitality, Buffalo City is also a modern, cosmopolitan Metro that welcomes guests and travellers with 5-star elegance and luxury. 


Whether enjoying exquisite fine dining with the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet or unwinding in a trendy cocktail lounge overlooking Africa’s only river port, Buffalo City delights every sensory expectation.

A favourable climate year-round, combined with excellent infrastructure and affordable prices makes our City the spot-on choice for a visit to remember.


Relaxed and unhurried, your holiday in Buffalo City is sure to revitalise body and mind!


Welcome to the sporting capital of South Africa

Buffalo City has a vibrant sporting community and is fast developing a national and even international reputation as a premier sport tourism destination. Consequently, the City has developed many excellent sporting amenities that are on a par with some of the best facilities anywhere in the country. 




Orient Beach Tel. 043 705 3556

Hemingways Tel. 043 721 1007

K.W.T Tel. 043 642 1215

E. admin@buffalocitytourism.co.za

E. tamarahm@buffalocity.gov.za

Orient Beach Pools Complex,

East London, Eastern Cape,

South Africa



Orient Beach Pools Complex:

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:30

K.W.T (25 Taylor Street):

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Hemingways Mall:

Monday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

East London Airport:

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Dimbaza (Dimbaza Main Road):

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:30



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