East London is a town that was established in 1836 by the British settlers and is in part due to the Royal British navy that sought the region as a safe harbour. Thus the town was established and is the only South African city that has a river port.
The town was surveyed by Lieutenant John Baillie in 1836 and a memorial was erected in honor of the founding event. The town was originally known as Port Rex and later renamed.
The setting of the town is ideal for residential property and tourism as the town is flanked by the Nahoon and Buffalo River and the Indian Ocean.
The British built a series of forts in the region to protect the harbour and served as a barrier from the Xhosa forces that were the original inhabitants of the region.
Some of the forts that were built include Fort Murray, Fort White, Fort Hare and Fort Beaufort.
Today East London is a large town that contributes to the economy of the country as a whole with automotive manufacturing being the primary source of sustainability to the town and region.
The town has suburbs which are all in demand the same as towns and suburbs of Gauteng, Cape Town or the Free State Province.
The various suburbs property values are driven by demand depending on popularity, location and amenities - the same as suburbs in other provinces. The benefit of some of the suburbs is their proximity to the beaches which are favoured tourist destinations amongst local, national and international tourists.
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