31 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

31 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Addo Elephant National Park sightseeing app.

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. February in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grahamstown.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks
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Grahamstown

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

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Grahamstown planning site.

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Grahamstown in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to 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
St Patrick's Catholic Church ©
St Patrick's Catholic Church

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: Emerald Vale Brewery (in Chintsa East), Gonubie Beach (in Gonubie) and Double Mouth Nature Reserve (in Morgan's Bay). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cintsa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahoon Beach, explore the galleries of Ann Bryant Art Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Hemingways Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the East London trip maker site.

You can drive from Grahamstown to East London in 2 hours. In February in East London, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. 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

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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Camelot Fairy Meander, stop by Crystal Corner, and then stroll through Hogsback Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Hogsback Adventures, then don't miss a visit to St Patricks on the Hill, and then admire the sheer force of 39 Steps.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hogsback trip planner.

Getting from East London to Hogsback by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from East London in February, Hogsback is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cradock.

Things to do in Hogsback

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

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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): stroll through Cat Conservation Trust, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mountain Zebra National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Schreiner House Museum.

Plan my trip to Cradock with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Hogsback to Cradock in 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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nieu-Bethesda (The Owl House, Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, &more) and Walter Battiss Art Museum (in Somerset East). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, and sample the tasty concoctions at GRT Brewery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Graaff-Reinet vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cradock to Graaff-Reinet in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to 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
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Dutch Reformed Church (in Kareedouw). The adventure continues: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, explore the galleries of Bitou Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dolphin Trail, and trek along Waterfall Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Storms River, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 Trails Parks

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Dutch Reformed Church
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

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Saint Francis Bay

Saint Francis Bay ©
Saint Francis Bay is known for parks, golf, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tee off at St.Francis Links, trek along Baviaans Camino, enjoy some diversion at Liquid Lines, and take in the pleasant sights at Two Habours Walk - St. Francis Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Francis Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Storms River to Saint Francis Bay takes 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 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eastern Cape, Cape St Francis
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Point ©
Seal Point
St.Francis Links ©
St.Francis Links
Liquid Lines ©
Liquid Lines

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daniell Cheetah Project (in Kirkwood) and Jeffreys Bay (Paradise Beach & Dolphin Beach). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, take in the exciting artwork at Ron Belling Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Francis Bay to Port Elizabeth in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jeffreys Bay, Daniell Cheetah Project
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

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