Visitors flying into the city will cross the Buffalo River on their trip into the city from the East London Airport. Home to the Buffalo Harbour and Port of East London, the Buffalo River is the largest of the four rivers and is home to South Africa’s only river port. This river is also the playground for everyone who loves water-sports and is home to no less than 4 clubs, being the The Buffalo River Yacht Club (BRYC), the East London Ski Boat Club, The East London Yacht Club and the Leander Rowing Club and is also home to the oldest national sporting event in South Africa, the Buffalo Regatta as well as the Selborne Sprints.
Visitors wishing to explore the river and test their sea legs have the option of booking dolphin & whale watching cruises as well as both ocean and river cruises with Southern Cross Ocean and River Cruises. Understandably given the amount of boating that takes place there, it is also home to the NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute).
The Buffalo River also provides food and entertainment for those who visit her banks. The Sea Spirit offers visitors some of the best ‘fish and slap chips’ in town and is very much a laid-back fisherman-style fish market offering you great food in an authentic fisherman’s setting.

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