5 days in Eastern Cape & Hermanus Itinerary

5 days in Eastern Cape & Hermanus Itinerary

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5 days in Eastern Cape & Hermanus Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Jeffreys Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Storms River
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
End: Johannesburg

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Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
On the 3rd (Fri), have fun at Play in JBay Adventure Centre Day Trips.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Jeffreys Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg to Jeffreys Bay is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January in Jeffreys Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Fun & Games
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, then take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, and then hike along The Dolphin Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Storms River travel planner.

Getting from Jeffreys Bay to Storms River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Storms River

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hermanus online visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Storms River to Hermanus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hermanus are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Shark Diving
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Dockside Brewery and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

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