18 days in Port Elizabeth & Graaff-Reinet Itinerary

18 days in Port Elizabeth & Graaff-Reinet Itinerary

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Start: Port Elizabeth
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Port Elizabeth
— 14 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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Graaff-Reinet
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Port Elizabeth

14
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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.
Explore Port Elizabeth's surroundings by going to Addo Elephant National Park (Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre & Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo), Paradise Beach (in Jeffreys Bay) and St.Francis Links (in Saint Francis Bay). There's still lots to do: try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, look for gifts at Daniell Cheetah Project, head outdoors with Wild Dreams Africa, and meet the residents at Kwantu Private Game Reserve - Day Visits.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Port Elizabeth. In June in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenton-on-Sea, Sundays River Valley, Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park
Safaris

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Camdeboo National Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Owl House, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Graaff-Reinet trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Graaff-Reinet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

The Owl House
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
The Owl House ©
The Owl House
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk ©
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk

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