11 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

11 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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11 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Harare
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Kenton-on-Sea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
East London
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Harare

1
night
Kenton-on-Sea

Kenton-on-Sea ©
Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): ride a horse along Beachcomber Horse Trails, then browse the exhibits of Mosaic Studio, and then stroll through Kariega Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kenton-on-Sea trip itinerary planning tool .

Harare, Zimbabwe to Kenton-on-Sea is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to East London.

Things to do in Kenton-on-Sea

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Kariega Beach ©
Kariega Beach
Beachcomber Horse Trails ©
Beachcomber Horse Trails
Mosaic Studio ©
Mosaic Studio

2
nights
East London

East London ©
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cintsa Beach, then stroll through Nahoon Beach, and then browse the exhibits of Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Haga Haga Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gonubie Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the East London online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kenton-on-Sea to East London takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in East London

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gonubie Beach, Cintsa Beach, Haga Haga Beach
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Haga Haga Beach ©
Haga Haga Beach
Gonubie Beach ©
Gonubie Beach

1
night
Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Trollip Art Gallery & Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, and then see the interesting displays at The Reinet House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Graaff-Reinet travel tool .

Getting from East London to Graaff-Reinet by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Trollip Art Gallery & Studio
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House

2
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tsitsikamma National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): trek along Otter Trail, then take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, then view the masterpieces at Bitou Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Tsitsikamma National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

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Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Bitou Art Gallery ©
Bitou Art Gallery

4
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Sardinia Bay Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Daniell Cheetah Project and Ron Belling Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip planner .

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Port Elizabeth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Daniell Cheetah Project, Paradise Beach
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Daniell Cheetah Project ©
Daniell Cheetah Project
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

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