7 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

7 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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7 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Bloemfontein
Drive:  8​h
1
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Jeffreys Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Storms River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Graaff-Reinet
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Bloemfontein

1
night
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Jah Drums. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Addo Elephant National Park itinerary planner.

Bloemfontein to Addo Elephant National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Bloemfontein, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Addo Elephant National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Jah Drums
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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

2
nights
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Port St Francis and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphin Beach and then play a few rounds at St.Francis Links.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jeffreys Bay trip builder app .

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Jeffreys Bay in 2.5 hours. In September in Jeffreys Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Saint Francis Bay
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
St.Francis Links ©
St.Francis Links
Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Waterfall Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Bitou Art Gallery, then take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Storms River bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Storms River trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Storms River takes 1.5 hours. September in Storms River sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Storms River

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River bridge
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Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Storms River bridge ©
Storms River bridge

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Reinet House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, and then stroll through Valley of Desolation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre and then explore the striking landscape of Camdeboo National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Graaff-Reinet route maker site .

You can drive from Storms River to Graaff-Reinet in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
Camdeboo National Park ©
Camdeboo National Park
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk ©
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk

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