31 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

31 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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31 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Addo Elephant National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Grahamstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
East London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hogsback
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cradock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Graaff-Reinet
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Storms River
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Saint Francis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Elizabeth
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Addo Elephant National Park driving holiday planner .

Cape Town to Addo Elephant National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Addo Elephant National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Grahamstown.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks
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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©

3
nights
Grahamstown

Grahamstown ©
Grahamstown is a city of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Get out of town with these interesting Grahamstown side-trips: Port Alfred (Fish River Lighthouse, Kowie River, & more), Kenton-on-Sea (Kariega Beach, Spas, & more) and Clumber Church (in Bathurst). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Michael and St George and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Catholic Church.

Plan my day in Grahamstown using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Grahamstown in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to East London.

Things to do in Grahamstown

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenton-on-Sea, Port Alfred, Clumber Church
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Kariega Beach ©
Kariega Beach
Kowie River ©
Kowie River

4
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting East London side-trips: Double Mouth Nature Reserve (in Morgan's Bay), Gonubie Beach (in Gonubie) and Emerald Vale Brewery (in Chintsa East). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nahoon Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Hemingways Mall, hunt for treasures at Avalon Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our East London journey website .

Traveling by car from Grahamstown to East London takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in East London can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hogsback.

Things to do in East London

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haga Haga Beach, Cintsa Beach, Double Mouth Nature Reserve, Emerald Vale Brewery, Gonubie Beach
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Hemingways Mall ©
Hemingways Mall
Emerald Vale Brewery ©
Emerald Vale Brewery
Floradale Nurseries ©
Floradale Nurseries

2
nights
Hogsback

Hogsback ©
Hogsback is a town in the Amathole Mountains in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.NameThere are two theories as how the village received its name. On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at The Camelot Fairy Meander, look for gifts at Crystal Corner, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hogsback Arboretum. On the next day, get outside with Hogsback Adventures, then make a trip to St Patricks on the Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at 39 Steps.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hogsback itinerary website .

You can drive from East London to Hogsback in 2 hours. Traveling from East London in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hogsback, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cradock.

Things to do in Hogsback

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Hogsback Arboretum ©
Hogsback Arboretum
Hogsback Adventures ©
Hogsback Adventures
St Patricks on the Hill ©
St Patricks on the Hill

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Conservation Trust, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mountain Zebra National Park, and then admire the striking features of St Peter's Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Schreiner House Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cradock sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hogsback to Cradock takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Cradock

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mountain Zebra National Park ©
Mountain Zebra National Park
Cat Conservation Trust ©
Cat Conservation Trust
Schreiner House Museum ©
Schreiner House Museum

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graaff-Reinet: Walter Battiss Art Museum (in Somerset East) and Nieu-Bethesda (The Owl House, Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, see the interesting displays at Urquhart House Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St James the Great Anglican Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Graaff-Reinet trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Cradock to Graaff-Reinet in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Storms River.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nieu-Bethesda, Walter Battiss Art Museum
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The Owl House ©
The Owl House
Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
Camdeboo National Park ©
Camdeboo National Park

4
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.
When in Storms River, make a side trip to see Dutch Reformed Church in Kareedouw, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail, hike along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, and get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Storms River trip planner .

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Storms River in 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Storms River are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Francis Bay.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Dutch Reformed Church
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Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

3
nights
Saint Francis Bay

Saint Francis Bay ©
Saint Francis Bay is known for parks, golf, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Chokka Trail, go for a walk through Two Habours Walk - St. Francis Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Seal Point, and stroll through Baviaans Camino.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Francis Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Storms River to Saint Francis Bay in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Saint Francis Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eastern Cape, Cape St Francis
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Seal Point ©
Seal Point
Liquid Lines ©
Liquid Lines
St.Francis Links ©
St.Francis Links

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Elizabeth: Jeffreys Bay (Paradise Beach & Dolphin Beach) and Daniell Cheetah Project (in Kirkwood). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at Dockside Brewery, deepen your understanding at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, and try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Francis Bay to Port Elizabeth in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jeffreys Bay, Daniell Cheetah Project
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

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