5 days in Port Elizabeth & Barberton Itinerary

5 days in Port Elizabeth & Barberton Itinerary

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5 days in Port Elizabeth & Barberton Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
1
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Barberton
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Port Elizabeth

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.
Popular historic sites such as Seal Point and Cathedral of St Michael and St George are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Shamwari Game Reserve. When in Port Elizabeth, make a side trip to see Seal Point Lighthouse in Cape St Francis, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park and take in the exciting artwork at Ron Belling Art Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Port Elizabeth. In August, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seal Point, Seal Point Lighthouse, Cathedral of St Michael and St George
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

1
night
Barberton

Barberton ©
Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Barberton History & Mining Museum and then see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barberton road trip site .

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Barberton in 14 hours. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in August, you will find days in Barberton are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barberton

Museums Trails Parks
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum
Barberton History & Mining Museum ©
Barberton History & Mining Museum

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