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30 Reasons why you should never visit East London

Photograph - Sandy Loppnow

Photograph – Sandy Loppnow

1.  Some people believe that East London is a beautiful place

Nahoon Early Sunrise - Simon Comley

Nahoon Early Sunrise – Simon Comley

2.  They make ridiculous claims about it being the Adventure Capital of South Africa

Half Iron Man - Harewood Lodge

Half Iron Man – Harewood Lodge

3.  What a laugh!

Quad Action - Dean Holmes (Holmes Photography)

Quad Action – Dean Holmes (Holmes Photography)

4.  It is off the beaten track and hard to get to

The award wining East London Airport - Where to Stay

The award winning East London Airport – Where to Stay

5.  And no-one ever comes to visit.

Cruise Liner 'Silver Wind' in EL Harbour - Rod Bally

Cruise Liner ‘Silver Wind’ in EL Harbour – Rod Bally

6.  Besides which, if they did … what is there here for them to do?

Areena Riverside Resort (Jikeleza Route) - Karen Herman

Areena Riverside Resort (Jikeleza Route) – Karen Herman

7.  There is literally nowhere to watch sport

Buffalo Park Cricket Grounds

Buffalo Park Cricket Grounds

8. And you are out of luck if you want a quick round …

East London Golf Club - Sandy Loppnow

East London Golf Club – Sandy Loppnow

9.  It is a gastronomical wasteland

Grazia Fine Food & Wine - The Esplanade

Grazia Fine Food & Wine – The Esplanade

10.  Full of heathens … with no appreciation of the arts!

The Anne Bryant Art Gallery - Karen Herman

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery – Karen Herman

11.  The hotels are really run down

Hemingways Hotel - Karen Herman

Hemingways Hotel – Karen Herman

12.  And the Spa’s are hardly about to win any ‘World Luxury Awards’

Prana Lodge - Chintsa East

The award winning Prana Lodge – Chintsa East

13.  The bars and night clubs are a little shabby

OH! Brigado Champagne Bar - Beacon Bay Crossing

OH! Brigado Champagne Bar – Beacon Bay Crossing

14.  The local architecture is a bit too ‘stubbornly’ ostentatious

Rural Xhosa Hut - World Nomads

Rural Xhosa Hut – World Nomads

15.  And seriously … there is absolutely nothing for the kiddies to do.

The Pinecreek Railway at Pinecreek Restaurant, Farmstall & Party Venue

The Pinecreek Railway at Pinecreek Restaurant, Farmstall & Party Venue

16.  And the traffic … don’t get us started

N2 East London - Roadpaint.co.za

N2 East London – Roadpaint.co.za

17.  The nature can be a bit flamboyant

Coral Tree also known as the 'Flamboyant'

An East London local treasure known as the ‘Flamboyant’

18.  Luckily it is far away from the uninspiring Wild Coast.

Hole in the Wall - Hougaard Malan Landscape Photography

Hole in the Wall – Hougaard Malan Landscape Photography

19.  The locals are a bit on the wild side

White Lions at Inkwenkwezi - Terry Wilson

White Lions at Inkwenkwezi – Terry Wilson

20.  Quite prehistoric really

Steampunk Coelacanth - thought to be extinct for 70 million years but discovered off the East London coast

Steampunk Coelacanth sculpture – thought to be extinct for 70 million years but discovered off the East London coast

21.  Who in their right mind would want to invest and do business in this industrial vacuum?

Car Carriers 'Orchid Ace' and 'Hoegh America' in East London Harbour - Rod Bally

Car Carriers ‘Orchid Ace’ and ‘Hoegh America’ in East London Harbour transporting vehicles from Mercedes Benz – Rod Bally

22.  There appears to be something fishy going on…

Rock & Surf fishing in East London - Adventure Province Eastern Cape

Rock & Surf fishing in East London – Adventure Province Eastern Cape

23.  And they are a crafty bunch who operate in this ale’ing city

Emerald Vale Brewing Company - Chintsa East

Emerald Vale Brewing Company – Chintsa East

24.  This city has tunnel vision

Clarity from a Rough Beginning - Pierre de Villiers Water Photography

Clarity from a Rough Beginning – Pierre de Villiers Water Photography

25.  And is really a bit of a wreck

Jacaranda Shipwreck 'Wild Coast' - Jonah Jones

Jacaranda Shipwreck ‘Wild Coast’ – Jonah Jones

26.  With it’s lack of culture and heritage …

Xhosa woman

Xhosa woman

27.  Reckless driving habits…

Border Inflatable Boat Championships - Dean Holmes Photography

Border Inflatable Boat Championships – Dean Holmes Photography

28.  It can be quite tricky to fit in.

Trick or Treating (Halloween fun) - Karen Herman

Trick or Treating (Halloween fun) – Karen Herman

29.  With a backward lifestyle like this …

River Mouth in Gonubie - Karen Herman

River Mouth in Gonubie – Karen Herman

30.   Tell us again … whatever would make you want to come to visit East London?

Whale Watching Deck at the East London Aquarium - Karen Herman

Whale Watching Deck at the East London Aquarium – Karen Herman

 




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