8 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

8 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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8 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
East London
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahoon Beach and then explore the galleries of Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the East London online trip maker.

Johannesburg to East London is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In March, daily temperatures in East London can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in East London

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Addo Elephant National Park journey tool.

You can drive from East London to Addo Elephant National Park in 3.5 hours. March in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, stroll through Valley of Desolation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at GRT Brewery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet tour builder app.

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Graaff-Reinet in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk ©
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk
Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
St James the Great Anglican Church ©
St James the Great Anglican Church

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), hike along The Dolphin Trail and then snap pictures at Suspension Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, then hike along Otter Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Tsitsikamma National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

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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.
You've now added Boat Tours & Water Sports to your itinerary. When in Port Elizabeth, make a side trip to see Cathedral of St Michael and St George in Grahamstown, approximately Grahamstown away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, kick back and relax at Hobie Beach, and try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Port Elizabeth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of St Michael and St George
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris

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