7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
2
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: London

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Bo-kaap, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town custom trip planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cape Town is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Cape Town to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Boschendal Wine Estate
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Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bayworld and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Storms River Bridge (Paul Sauer Bridge), steep yourself in history at Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sardinia Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth vacation builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for slightly colder days in Port Elizabeth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial ©
Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial
Storms River bridge ©
Storms River bridge

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