7 days in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal & Gauteng Itinerary

7 days in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal & Gauteng Itinerary

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7 days in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal & Gauteng Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
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Port Elizabeth
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Umkomaas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Cathkin Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Isandlwana
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Sodwana
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Johannesburg
— 1 night
End: Port Elizabeth

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and then explore the galleries of Ron Belling Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth tour planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Port Elizabeth. April in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Umkomaas.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Ron Belling Art Gallery ©
Ron Belling Art Gallery

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Umkomaas

Umkomaas, a small coastal town on the subtropical south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was formed when a harbour was built in 1861 to export sugar. On the 5th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get outside with Aliwal Shoal Adventures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Umkomaas visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Elizabeth to Umkomaas. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Port Elizabeth in April since evenings lows in Umkomaas dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Umkomaas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Aliwal Shoal Adventures ©
Aliwal Shoal Adventures

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Cathkin Park

On the 6th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and design of Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drakensberg Brewery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cathkin Park driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Umkomaas to Cathkin Park takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Isandlwana.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Drakensberg Brewery ©
Drakensberg Brewery

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Isandlwana

Isandlwana ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fugitive's Drift and then take in the history at Isandlwana Battlefield.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Isandlwana trip maker site .

Drive from Cathkin Park to Isandlwana in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sodwana.

Things to do in Isandlwana

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Fugitive's Drift
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Fugitive's Drift ©
Fugitive's Drift
Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield

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Sodwana

On the 8th (Mon), get outside with Viskoors at Sodwana Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sodwana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isandlwana to Sodwana takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Sodwana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Viskoors at Sodwana Bay ©
Viskoors at Sodwana Bay

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and then relax and rejuvenate at Puri Thai Massage. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sodwana to Johannesburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Puri Thai Massage ©
Puri Thai Massage
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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