Buffalo City is rich in heritage and diversity and offers interested visitors fascinating insights into the subcontinents past.
Unearthed in the 1960's at Nahoon Point (Website: http://www.spf.org.za/Nahoon.htm), the famous 'fossil' footprints (now housed in the East London Museum) are widely regarded as the oldest of their kind in the world. They provide compelling evidence of early human habitation of Southern Africa between 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
The region played a critical role in the struggle for a free and democratic South Africa. Take a moment to reflect on the meaning of our history at the Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, or visit any of the numerous monuments and memorials dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in past conflicts.
The 'Multi-cultural man' stands on East London's sea-front. It which was donated by the Italian people, is one of seven world-wide, and the only one in Africa. It symbolises the universal humanity of all people and cultures. The monument gives hope that Buffalo City and South Africa can look forward to a future promise of a better life for all our people.