Welcome to Purely Local Eastern Cape

At Purely Local Eastern Cape, we’re all about celebrating local people, brands and businesses with a heart, shining a light on community heroes and inspirational individuals doing amazing things, and exploring the amazing places that make this province special. Our content is distributed with Sunday Times as a print supplement once a month, and our website keeps you up to date with all the community news worth celebrating and cool things to do, whether you’re looking for vibey and fun events or stuff to do as a family.

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A Coastal Haven for Homebuyers

A Coastal Haven for Homebuyers

Great news! The Eastern Cape province in South Africa has emerged as an appealing choice for homebuyers seeking an enviable coastal lifestyle without breaking the bank.

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National Arts Festival Reports Strong Comeback

National Arts Festival Reports Strong Comeback

The 2023 National Arts Festival closed on Sunday, 2 July, and organisers say it was better than expected. Not only was it a busier Festival than 2022, the first one that was staged live post-Covid, but the low levels of loadshedding meant that the Festival did not have to constantly rely on expensive back-up generators.

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New Plains Camp launches at Samara Karoo Reserve

New Plains Camp launches at Samara Karoo Reserve

Samara Karoo Reserve near Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape’s Great Karoo region is one of South Africa’s most diverse safari destinations – a landscape of space, stars and silence brought back to life by a pioneering rewilding project.

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Frogfoot launches blanket drive

Frogfoot launches blanket drive

Starting on 18 July, Frogfoot Fibre is partnering with 19 charities to launch a blanket drive to help people in need. The company is asking everyone to donate blankets to help keep people warm this winter, dropping them off at designated locations around the country.

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Let’s get Wild

Let’s get Wild

Keen to explore the Wild Coast? Here are our suggestions on where to stay and what to do!Umngazi...

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Welcome to Purely Local Cape Town

At Purely Local Cape town, we’re all about celebrating local people, brands and businesses with a heart, shining a light on community heroes and inspirational individuals doing amazing things, and exploring the amazing places that make living in the vibrant Mother City such a pleasure. Our content is distributed with Sunday Times as a print supplement once a month, and our website keeps you up to date with all the community news worth celebrating and cool things to do, whether you’re looking for vibey and fun events or stuff to do as a family.