7 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

7 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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7 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Storms River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Step out of Port Elizabeth with an excursion to Cathedral of St Michael and St George in Grahamstown--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary planner .

Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Port Elizabeth are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cathedral of St Michael and St George
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

2
nights
Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hike along The Dolphin Trail and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail, then make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Storms River vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Storms River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Storms River, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Storms River

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

1
night
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 16th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at GRT Brewery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, and then examine the collection at The Reinet House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet trip planner.

Drive from Storms River to Graaff-Reinet in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House

1
night
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Addo Elephant National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Addo Elephant National Park in 3 hours. December in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre