3 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

3 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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3 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
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Port Elizabeth
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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East London
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Port Elizabeth

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Elizabeth, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Port Elizabeth. In June, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

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Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
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.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, and then trek along Otter Trail.

Before you visit Tsitsikamma National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to East London.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

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Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): meet the residents at The Venom Pit Snake Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Ann Bryant Art Gallery, then explore the galleries of Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at East London Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our East London trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to East London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in East London

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East London Aquarium ©
East London Aquarium
The Venom Pit Snake Park ©
The Venom Pit Snake Park
Ann Bryant Art Gallery ©
Ann Bryant Art Gallery

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