13 days in Eastern Cape, Port Shepstone & West Coast National Park Itinerary

13 days in Eastern Cape, Port Shepstone & West Coast National Park Itinerary

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Fly
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kenton-on-Sea
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Port Shepstone
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Port Shepstone
— 3 nights
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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to West Coast National Park
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West Coast National Park
— 1 night
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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 24th (Sun): stroll through Waterfall Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): trek along The Dolphin Trail.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip maker site.

Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tsitsikamma National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Graaff-Reinet

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Camdeboo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Valley of Desolation and then see the interesting displays at The Reinet House.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Graaff-Reinet trip site.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Graaff-Reinet takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kenton-on-Sea.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Kenton-on-Sea

— 1 night
Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kariega Beach, then explore the galleries of Mosaic Studio, and then explore by horseback at Beachcomber Horse Trails.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kenton-on-Sea trip site.

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Kenton-on-Sea takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Kenton-on-Sea

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

Port Elizabeth

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Beach and Seal Point. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Beach and Sardinia Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Elizabeth: Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge (in Addo Elephant National Park) and Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Kenton-on-Sea to Port Elizabeth in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Shepstone.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Port Shepstone

— 3 nights
Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). You'll get in some beach time at Scottburgh Beach and Trafalgar Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Spas. Step out of Port Shepstone to go to Umkomaas and see Aliwal Shoal Adventures, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Shepstone road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Port Elizabeth to Port Shepstone with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Port Shepstone are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to West Coast National Park.

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

West Coast National Park

— 1 night
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
On the 6th (Fri), stroll through Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Shepstone to West Coast National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in West Coast National Park when traveling from Port Shepstone in October, with lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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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.