East London at a glance

East London is perfectly situated as the gateway to the Sunshine and Wild Coasts, and despite its hustle and bustle remains one of the most appealing coastal towns in South Africa.

Much of East London has retained its old-time charm and laid back atmosphere, and while the locals all take this friendly demeanour to heart, the city certainly hasn’t stepped back when it comes to thriving in a growing economy.

A great deal of East London’s appeal lies in the stretches of white sandy beaches which attracts both locals and tourists alike. The beaches here are considered some of the best beaches in the world and the surfing spot, Nahoon Reef, also plays host to international surfing competitions.

The history of the town can be spotted easily while out and about, strong links to English and German lineages can be seen in any one of the several well-preserved 19th-century buildings dotted throughout the town.

Here residents will tell you that busy traffic hours are almost non-existent throughout the year, but when it is holiday seasons, it picks up slightly. Adding quickly that for the most part residents have grown accustomed to this and embraces this the way they would with everything else - a big East London smile.

Property Types

  • Apartments
  • Townhouses
  • Houses
  • Vacant Land

Schools

  • Stirling High School
  • Hudson Park High School
  • Cambridge High School
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Market & Opinion
Home buyers increasingly turning to Port Elizabeth for lifestyle and value
12 Feb 2020
Buyers from around South Africa, as well as returning expats, are acquiring homes in Port Elizabeth, says Justin Kreusch, Pam Golding Properties joint area principal.
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Market & Opinion
2020 Vision – outlook and trends in the residential property market
11 Dec 2019
Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody’s downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa’s residential property market?
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New lifestyle estate in East London provides secure country living in the city
21 Nov 2019
Even prior to launch later this month (November 2019), a sizeable, new upmarket lifestyle estate called Toboshane Valley Estate, situated in a picturesque natural setting in Dorchester Heights in East London, is attracting keen interest from buyers and investors, with 27 plots already reserved.
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Market & Opinion
Signs that the residential property market is beginning to stabilise
08 Nov 2019
Until there is greater clarity on the prospects of a recovery in the local economy, the housing market, which remains resilient but is currently weighted in favour of buyers, is unlikely to enter another fully-fledged recovery.
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