7 days in Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikamma National Park & Knysna Itinerary

7 days in Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikamma National Park & Knysna Itinerary

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Port Elizabeth
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Port Elizabeth

— 1 night

Windy City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marks Congregational Church, then take in the views from Storms River bridge, and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth vacation maker site.

Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Elizabeth, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife · Casinos · Fun & Games

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), catch all the local highlights with Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures, then take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and then make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey and then hike along Waterfall Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Knysna

— 3 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Go for a jaunt from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay to see Robberg Nature Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Knysna trip maker site.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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