16 days in Eastern Cape & UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park Itinerary

16 days in Eastern Cape & UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park Itinerary

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Fly to East London, Bus to Queenstown
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Queenstown
— 5 nights
Drive
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East London
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coffee Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port St Johns
— 2 nights
Drive
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 3 nights
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Queenstown

— 5 nights
Komani, formerly known as Queenstown, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, roughly halfway between the smaller towns of Cathcart and Sterkstroom. Visiting Queenstown Golf Club and The Shipwreck Coast will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Whittlesea to see Harrison Hope Wine Estate about 40 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg to Queenstown is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Queenstown. You will leave for East London on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Wineries · Trails · Parks

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East London

— 2 nights
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the East London vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to East London takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in East London, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coffee Bay.

Things to do in East London

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Coffee Bay

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Coffee Bay Beach and Mdumbi Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffee Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from East London to Coffee Bay takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Coffee Bay when traveling from East London in December, with lows around 16°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Port St Johns.

Things to do in Coffee Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Port St Johns

— 2 nights
A website especially designed to advertise the various establishments on Agate Terrace (Long Beach) in Port St. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Silaka Nature Reserve and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Offshore Africa.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port St Johns road trip planner.

You can drive from Coffee Bay to Port St Johns in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Port St Johns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Stormy Hill Trails & Tails and Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamberg Nature Reserve and Highmoor Nature Reserve.

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Explore your travel options from Port St Johns to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Eastern Cape travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Parks · Zipline
Serving as landing site and home of settlers in the 1820s, Eastern Cape also remains the traditional home of the Xhosa people. The diverse landscape provides a dizzying array of vacation ideas in the Eastern Cape: see arid deserts in the interior, or the lush, humid land to the east--home to elephants, buffalo, and the endangered black rhino. Add cultural components to your Eastern Cape itinerary with numerous monuments, museums, and galleries that tell the story of the country's numerous ethnicities.