15 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Francis Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hogsback
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kenton-on-Sea
— 3 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 5 nights
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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 1st (Tue): take in the views from Bloukrans Bridge, trek along Otter Trail, and then hike along Waterfall Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Dolphin Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park trip planner.

Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in November, you will find days in Tsitsikamma National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Francis Bay.
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Saint Francis Bay — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Surf Camp South Africa, visit a coastal fixture at Seal Point, and then play a few rounds at St.Francis Links.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Francis Bay day trip planning app.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Saint Francis Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Graaff-Reinet.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Camdeboo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Reinet House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, and then explore the world behind art at Hester Rupert Art Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Graaff-Reinet itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Francis Bay to Graaff-Reinet by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Hogsback.
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Hogsback — 2 nights

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 6th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Hogsback Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hogsback Arboretum. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at 39 Steps and then don't miss a visit to St Patricks on the Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hogsback online road trip planner.

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Hogsback in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kenton-on-Sea.
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Kenton-on-Sea — 3 nights

Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beachcomber Horse Trails and Fish River Sun Golf Course. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kariega Beach and The Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. There's much more to do: push the limits with Sibuya Wilderness Experience, take in the exciting artwork at Mosaic Studio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of The Kowie Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kenton-on-Sea holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Hogsback to Kenton-on-Sea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Elizabeth.
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Port Elizabeth — 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paradise Beach and Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin Beach and Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Elizabeth: Jeffreys Bay (Jeffrey's Bay Shell Museum (Charlotte Kritzinger Shell Museum) & Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails) and Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Sardinia Bay Beach, play a few rounds at Humewood Golf Course, and look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Elizabeth trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kenton-on-Sea to Port Elizabeth takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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