With the highest number of sunshine hours anywhere on South Africa's coastline, the Sunshine Coast, stretching from Port Elizabeth to East London, is definitely worthy of its title.
This stretch of African coast has adventure activities, history, culture, seaside resorts and over a million hectares of malaria-free game reserves providing tourists with an endless array of things to do.
One of South Africa's fastest growing tourist destinations is Port Elizabeth, and this friendly city offers a beachfront with a fabulous aquarium, snake park and museum, and is a very popular base for the yachting enthusiasts. Port Elizabeth was chosen as one of the host cities for the FIFA 2010 World Cup and boasts a brand new stadium, the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
The Addo Elephant Park, one of the most important conservation areas for this animal in the world, is situated relatively close to Port Elizabeth.
Along the coast you can enjoy the friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery of towns like Port Alfred, Kenton-On-Sea and East London.
This area is home to one of southern Africa’s greatest cultures, the Xhosa, whose artwork, clothing and beadwork are truly fascinating.
The Sunshine Coast is a wonderful mix of rural Africa with world-class entertainment, and you have a choice of casinos, cinemas, theatres and game parks, rural villages, and remote beaches – all with a generous helping of warm hospitality from the friendly people.