49 days in Port Elizabeth, Durban & Drakensberg Region Itinerary

49 days in Port Elizabeth, Durban & Drakensberg Region Itinerary

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Port Elizabeth
— 9 nights
2
Durban
— 33 nights
3
Winterton
— 3 nights
4
Underberg
— 3 nights

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Elizabeth: Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park) and Sundays River Mouth and Beach (in Colchester). Spend the 6th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Ron Belling Art Gallery, stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park, and kick back and relax at Sardinia Bay Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth trip tool.

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, Sundays River Mouth and Beach
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Safaris

33
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Salt Rock (Granny's Pool & Flag Animal Farm), Scottburgh (Scottburgh Beach & Crocworld Conservation Centre) and Ballito (Sugar Rush Park, The Great Railroad Brewing Company, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Mac Nicol's Caravan Park. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, try your luck at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Durban online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Port Elizabeth to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in March: high temperatures in Durban hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Winterton.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, Pietermaritzburg, Stanger, Howick
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Shark Diving
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

3
nights
Winterton

Winterton ©
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Step out of Winterton with an excursion to Drakensberg Boys Choir School in Cathkin Park--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Negosie Museum, stroll through Spioenkop Nature Reserve, and stop by Sandra se Winkel.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Winterton online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Durban to Winterton in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Underberg.

Things to do in Winterton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathkin Park, Drakensberg Mountains
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Dragon Rock Reptile Centre ©
Dragon Rock Reptile Centre

3
nights
Underberg

Underberg ©
Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sani Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stop by Underberg Cheesery, thentake an in-depth tour of The Himeville Museum, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally pick up some local products at Pucketty Farm.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Underberg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Winterton to Underberg in 3 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Underberg

Outdoors Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sani Pass, The Himeville Museum, Maloti Drakensberg Park
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Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Underberg Studio ©
Underberg Studio

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