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.
You've now added Paradise Beach to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Robberg Nature Reserve and St.Francis Links. Explore Jeffreys Bay's surroundings by going to Surf Camp South Africa (in Cape St Francis) and Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary, Plettenberg Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphin Beach and stroll through Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jeffreys Bay travel route tool.

Bloemfontein to Jeffreys Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bloemfontein in February, you will find days in Jeffreys Bay are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natures Valley Beach and Storms River bridge. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and stroll through Otter Trail.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Jeffreys Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 5th (Sat), stroll through Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

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You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Addo Elephant National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 5th (Sat) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St James the Great Anglican Church, then stroll through Valley of Desolation, and then see the interesting displays at The Reinet House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Graaff-Reinet trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Graaff-Reinet in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) 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.