The Eastern Cape has a wide range of flora and fauna due to the variation in climate from west to east of the province. The Karoo in the west is mostly semi-arid and dry, with hot summers, and furthest east the humidity increases. Along the coast the climate is more subtropical. The interior of the Eastern Cape can become quite cold and snow in the winter months is not uncommon and generally seen up in the Mountains. The diversity of scenery, climate and landscape is the most striking features of this region. Property owners can choose to move closer to the lively seaside port cities like Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred and East London; where the coastline is a paradise for surfers, fishermen, sailors and beach goers. Jeffreys Bay, about 75km north of Port Elizabeth, is well known for great surfing as well as all water sports. The quite village of St. Francis Bay is close to Jeffreys Bay and Cape St. Francis. The Karoo offers a completely different lifestyle with vast space and dry landscapes. Residents choose to live in beautiful Cape Dutch or Victorian homes in the Karoo heartland amongst the sparse desert-like bushveld and a rich cultural history.