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South African flag on pole at building in East London

South African Airways offers the convenience of direct flights to East London. Originally called Port Rex, East London is currently the 6th largest city in South Africa.

There are more than 400 species of marine life to visit at South Africa’s oldest aquarium: The East London Aquarium. You can also enjoy some whale-watching or take a cage-dive with the sharks.

Enjoy extravagant dining at local restaurants and if you’re looking to let loose or unwind, there are plenty bars and pubs in the area to explore. Enjoy a game drive with family and get up close with South Africa’s wildlife as you spot rhinos, hyenas, giraffes, buffalos and many more.

East London Airport is located roughly 10 km from the city centre and even though the city’s public transport is relatively under-developed, there are plenty of with buses and metered taxis a to choose from. Car hire services are also available at the airport.

SAA flies into East London daily and you can rest assured that these flights deliver excellent turnaround times and exceptional world-class facilities.

Ideal for historical, family and business travel this area just about has it all. Whether you are shopping or grabbing a bite at a local fish and chips restaurant, there are more than enough activities to do that will keep you entertained throughout your stay.  

So, make sure East London is on your bucket list. For other spectacular destinations in South Africa and the world, visit our destinations page.

If you are a frequent flyer, you qualify for our SAA Voyager loyalty programme. The programme aims to reward regular flyers through the accumulation of miles. These Voyager Miles can be redeemed for flights, upgrades and non-air rewards. To sign up for the SAA Voyager programme take a look at our Voyager page.

South African Airways brings you the best domestic flight specials travelling to all your favourite destinations! View all our special flight offers to and from East London here.

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