3 days in Eastern Cape & Barberton Itinerary

3 days in Eastern Cape & Barberton Itinerary

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3 days in Eastern Cape & Barberton Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
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Port Elizabeth
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Barberton
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h
3
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park and then take in the exciting artwork at Ron Belling Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth itinerary builder site .

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barberton.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park
Ron Belling Art Gallery ©
Ron Belling Art Gallery

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum and then trek along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barberton trip planner .

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Barberton in 14 hours. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Barberton: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Barberton

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Addo Elephant National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Barberton to Addo Elephant National Park takes 14 hours. Traveling from Barberton in August, you will find days in Addo Elephant National Park are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks
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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©

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