9 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

9 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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Fly to Port Elizabeth Airport, Drive to Jeffreys Bay
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Jeffreys Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive

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Jeffreys Bay

— 3 nights
Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeffreys Bay: Surf Camp South Africa (in Cape St Francis) and Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary, Plettenberg Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Beach, explore by horseback at Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails, and tee off at St.Francis Links.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeffreys Bay trip planning app.

Bloemfontein to Jeffreys Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bloemfontein in March: highs in Jeffreys Bay hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 3 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.
When in Tsitsikamma National Park, make a side trip to see Natures Valley Beach in Nature's Valley, approximately Nature's Valley away. On the 24th (Wed), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, hike along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, and stroll through Otter Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Addo Elephant National Park

— 1 night
On the 26th (Fri), stroll through Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Addo Elephant National Park route planner.

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Addo Elephant National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Addo Elephant National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Graaff-Reinet

— 1 night
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 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St James the Great Anglican Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, and then see the interesting displays at The Reinet House.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet trip planner.

Getting from Addo Elephant National Park to Graaff-Reinet by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Eastern Cape travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Parks · Zipline
Serving as landing site and home of settlers in the 1820s, Eastern Cape also remains the traditional home of the Xhosa people. The diverse landscape provides a dizzying array of vacation ideas in the Eastern Cape: see arid deserts in the interior, or the lush, humid land to the east--home to elephants, buffalo, and the endangered black rhino. Add cultural components to your Eastern Cape itinerary with numerous monuments, museums, and galleries that tell the story of the country's numerous ethnicities.