4 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

4 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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Port Elizabeth
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Graaff-Reinet
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park, then look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and then try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth tour builder tool.

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, then stroll through Valley of Desolation, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hester Rupert Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Graaff-Reinet journey planning site.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Graaff-Reinet by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, then snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, and then hike along Otter Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Tsitsikamma National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tsitsikamma National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

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.