10 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

10 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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10 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Storms River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cradock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown to see Cathedral of St Michael and St George about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, make a trip to The Donkin Reserve, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
When in Storms River, make a side trip to see Dutch Reformed Church in Kareedouw, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, trek along The Dolphin Trail, view the masterpieces at Bitou Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Storms River tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Storms River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Storms River sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Dutch Reformed Church
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Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Owl House, pause for some serene contemplation at St James the Great Anglican Church, and then stroll through Valley of Desolation. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hester Rupert Art Museum, examine the collection at The Reinet House, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Camdeboo National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Graaff-Reinet travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Storms River to Graaff-Reinet takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Cradock.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

The Owl House
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
The Owl House ©
The Owl House
Camdeboo National Park ©
Camdeboo National Park

1
night
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. On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at 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.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cradock online road trip planner .

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Cradock in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Cradock

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mountain Zebra National Park ©
Mountain Zebra National Park
Cat Conservation Trust ©
Cat Conservation Trust

1
night
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Addo Elephant National Park trip app .

You can drive from Cradock to Addo Elephant National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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