The lagoon in Chintsa

Cintsa is in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This small village about 40 km east of East London has become a backpackers magnet and offers nice beaches and two excellent hostels.

Get in

Cintsa is a Baz Bus stop on its way from Port Elizabeth to Durban. Both hostels offer transportation to East London where you can catch a bus from the main companies.

Get around

This small village requires nothing but your feet.


Walk along the beaches and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Several tours are available at the hostels. The beach in Cintsa West, near Buccaneers, stretches forever, and has a rock pool for swimming



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