13 days in Cape Town & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

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13 days in Cape Town & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Elizabeth
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and The Cape Malay Art Exhibition- Bo Kaap. Head to Greenmarket Square and Shimanskyfor some retail therapy. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Shark Diving in Gansbaai--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, and stroll through Cape Point.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Diving
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Sardinia Bay Beach and Dolphin Beach will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Shamwari Game Reserve and Paradise Beach. When in Port Elizabeth, make a side trip to see Daniell Cheetah Project in Kirkwood, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marks Congregational Church, and take in the views from Storms River Bridge (Paul Sauer Bridge).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip maker tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jeffreys Bay, Daniell Cheetah Project
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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