9 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

9 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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9 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
East London
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Storms River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cradock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Port Elizabeth

1
day
East London

East London ©
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Ann Bryant Art Gallery, then browse the different shops at Hemingways Mall, then take in the exciting artwork at Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahoon Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the East London route maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to East London. In November, daytime highs in East London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in East London

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hemingways Mall ©
Hemingways Mall
Ann Bryant Art Gallery ©
Ann Bryant Art Gallery

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Elizabeth: Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park) and Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth day trip planning app .

You can drive from East London to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Storms River.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, Cathedral of St Michael and St George
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Safaris

3
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.
Storms River is known for adventure, trails, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dolphin Trail, and make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

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You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Storms River in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Storms River are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Reinet House, stroll through Valley of Desolation, then explore the world behind art at Hester Rupert Art Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at GRT Brewery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Graaff-Reinet trip app .

You can drive from Storms River to Graaff-Reinet in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cradock.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House
Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
Hester Rupert Art Museum ©
Hester Rupert Art Museum

1
night
Cradock

Cradock ©
Cradock is a town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, in the upper valley of the Great Fish River, 250km by road northeast of Port Elizabeth. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St Peter's Church, then stroll through Cat Conservation Trust, and then explore the striking landscape of Mountain Zebra National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cradock vacation planner .

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Cradock in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cradock

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mountain Zebra National Park ©
Mountain Zebra National Park
Cat Conservation Trust ©
Cat Conservation Trust

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