Whether you're a champion-in-the-making, a competitor driven by the ambition of a personal best or just a sports fanatic who thrills to the spectacle of top-class encounters, Buffalo City will not disappoint.

From the intense rivalry of the world's ultra-triathletes in the IronMan 70.3 held in January each year, to the iconic Surfers' Challenge, ever-popular with the young and the not-so-young...

From the pulsating roar of motorsport on East London's historic seafront Grand Prix Circuit, to the annual Buffalo Regatta that draws rowers from across the nation...

Whether you love the hurly-burly of a rugby test match in the Buffalo City stadium, cheering at the silky skills of local football stars strutting their stuff in the beautiful game, or the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the cricket greats who launched their careers from the turf of local clubs...

Buffalo City offers a sporting adventure to treasure for those who love to cheer or to challenge.

With East London boasting some of the world's premier surfing locations such as Nahoon Reef, conditions are also often ideal for wind-surfing, ocean-kayaking, and yachting, while official launch-sites are easily accessible for power-boating or jet-skiing. Horse-riders can also enjoy some of the finest coastal routes in the country, with mounts being available for hire to suit all riders.

A water-sports destination second to none, East London boasts one of South Africa's best aquatic facilities in the ever-popular Joan Harrison Swimming Complex, regularly playing host to a variety of national competitions in all age-groups, from juniors to veterans.

Laying claim to the title of the home of South African boxing, Mdantsane has produced numerous world boxing champions such as Nkosana "Happyboy" Mgxaji, Welcome Ncita and Vuyani "The Beast" Bungu. Both amateur and professional bouts are regularly staged in the city.

A highlight of

Buffalo City's annual sporting calendar, the prestigious European Tour-sanctioned Africa Open golf tournament draws some of the world's top stars to compete on the scenic fairways and greens of the East London Golf Course in February each year, with past champions including major winners Retief Goosen, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen.

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