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Cheap FlySafair Flights from Cape Town to East London

East London is a laidback city on the southern coast of South Africa. It is the country’s only river port and is situated between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River. With a population of more than 267,000 residents, East London is the second largest industrial centre in the Eastern Cape. Popular attractions include Inkwenwezi Private Game Reserve, East London Zoo and East London Museum.

Fly to this incredible destination with cheap FlySafair flights from Cape Town to East London. FlySafair has received many accolades over the years, including receiving a nomination for best African low-cost airline at the Business Traveller Africa Awards. FlySafair is the official domestic carrier for the Springbok Rugby Team and SA Rugby. With a fleet of Boeing 737-400 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft, FlySafair flies to domestic destinations such as Port Elizabeth, East London and Johannesburg. Treat yourself to a great service and book your FlySafair flight with Travelstart.

About East London

Airport information

East London Airport is a 10-minute drive from the city centre of East London. There are many transport options available at the airport. You will find the airport shuttles in front of the Arrival’s terminal. Car hire companies are also available with some companies located in the terminal building.

Main attractions

Take in East London’s interesting attractions, including the East London Museum, Inkwenkwezi Private Nature Reserve and Gonubie Beach.

Route Information

Flight time
1 hour and 35 minutes
Flight distance
Departure airport
Cape Town International Airport
Arrival airport
East London Airport
Aircraft model
Boeing 737-400

Things to do in East London


Grab a surfboard and ride the epic waves at East London’s unspoiled beaches. Known for its enchanting waves, Nahoon Beach is a surfing paradise for experienced and beginner surfers. If you’re a newbie, there are surf schools at your disposal to help you learn how to catch a wave.

Local Art

Explore East London’s amazing art scene for a cultural view of the city. You’ll discover several galleries that will keep you entertained, including Ann Bryant Art Gallery, The Vincent Art Gallery and the Marlene Neumann Centre.

Horse Riding

A horse ride on East London’s beaches is a popular activity amongst tourists. This exciting activity offers beautiful views of the ocean while the epic dunes capture your attention on the other side. During your horse ride you’ll see stunning views of river crossings, warm lagoons and rolling hillsides.

Where to stay in East London

Premier Hotel Regent

This 3-star hotel is a convenient and luxury accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Situated on the Esplanade, it is a perfectly placed accommodation in East London and makes it easy to get to and from major attractions. Amenities include a restaurant, conference rooms, Wi-Fi, bar and fitness centre.

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African Dreams Bed and Breakfast

For a family vacation in East London, head to this 4-star accommodation in the Quigney suburb in East London. The individually decorated rooms have modern furnishings and provides a comfortable stay for all guests. The B&B serves breakfast daily and dinner is available upon request. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a pool and parking.

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Blue Lagoon Hotel and Conference Centre

This 4-star hotel is located in a sub-tropical foliage and overlooks the meeting point of the Nahoon River and the warm Indian Ocean. Absorb all the tranquility that this exquisite hotel has to offer, and it is ideal for business and leisure travellers. Amenities include a bar, pool, conference centre and Wi-Fi.

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