Before you go
Serviced by four airports, visitors travelling to the Eastern Cape province can fly in via the Port Elizabeth Airport, Mthata Airport (Domestic Only), Lanseria Airport (Domestic Only) or the East London Airport. As the provinces two main national airports both offer flights to and from domestic South African destinations however international travellers will need to fly in via a connecting flight from surrounding international airports namely:
- OR Tambo International Airport
- King Shaka International Airport
- Cape Town International Airport
Getting to the Eastern Cape by road either in a car, rental or bus is an alternative means to travel as the province is connected to all major toll roads accessible from all around the country. International travellers will need to have a valid international driver’s licence and should keep in mind that driving in South Africa is done so on the left hand side. All drivers are required by law to wear a seatbelt at all times and are prohibited to make use of a mobile phone while in transit.
The Eastern Cape province is also accessible by railway services accessed from all major cities around the country, with railway travel offered by a number of service providers ranging from economy sleeper class trains to deluxe sleeper class trains.