8 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

8 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

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8 days in Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
East London
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Grahamstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

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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. On the 30th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahoon Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the East London attractions planner.

Cape Town to East London is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive. In March, daily temperatures in East London can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grahamstown.

Things to do in East London

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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night
Grahamstown

Grahamstown
Grahamstown is a city of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Methodist Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Michael and St George, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Catholic Church.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grahamstown tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from East London to Grahamstown in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Grahamstown

Historic Sites
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St Patrick's Catholic Church ©
St Patrick's Catholic Church

2
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 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Owl House and then admire the masterpieces at First People Centre at The Bethesda Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, then stroll through Valley of Desolation, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet tour planner.

You can drive from Grahamstown to Graaff-Reinet in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nieu-Bethesda
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
The Owl House ©
The Owl House

4
nights
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.
Head to Ron Belling Art Gallery and Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialistsfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Sardinia Bay Beach and King's Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Port Elizabeth side-trips: Jeffreys Bay (Dolphin Beach & Paradise Beach). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Hobie Beach, and try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Port Elizabeth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jeffreys Bay
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Safaris
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach

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