14 days in Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

14 days in Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

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14 days in Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
1
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cape Town
— 10 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Port Elizabeth

3
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.
Visit Cathedral of St Michael and St George and St Marks Congregational Church for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bitou Art Gallery and Ron Belling Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Daniell Cheetah Project (in Kirkwood) and Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach, and take in the views from Storms River bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Port Elizabeth. In December in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daniell Cheetah Project, Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Bitou Art Gallery
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris

10
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
For shopping fun, head to Greenmarket Square or Cape Quarter Mall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, look for gifts at Shimansky, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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