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Port Elizabeth
Washington
Day 8
05:00 pm
21h 39m
Estimate time
01:39 pm
Plane
14,872 km
Day 9
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Travel Tips

Of course! Cape Town, the Garden Route, and Port Elizabeth are some of the most stunning tourist destinations in South Africa. Here are some tips to make your trip memorable:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit these locations is from November to March when it's summer in the region. For whale watching, July to December is a good time.

Route and Accessibility:
Cape Town International Airport serves as the main gateway. You can rent a car and drive along the Garden Route which connects Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Cape Town, the Garden Route, and Port Elizabeth are all at sea level, so you won't need to worry about altitude sickness here.

Accommodation and Booking:
Cape Town and Port Elizabeth have a wide range of accommodations suited to all budgets, from luxury hotels to cost-effective hostels. It's advisable to book ahead, particularly in the peak season. There are also numerous campsites along the Garden Route.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack lightweight clothes for the day, a windbreaker for those breezy beach nights, swimwear and a good pair of walking shoes. Additionally, pack a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses to protect against the sun.

Health and Safety:
Always be mindful of your belongings, especially in crowded areas. Stick to well-traveled areas, particularly at night. Don’t swim alone, and always heed safety warnings of rough seas. Ensure you have travel insurance and any prescribed medications.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
South Africans are generally courteous and standing in line is standard practice. Remember to respect the diverse cultures found in South Africa. Always ask permission before you take photos of people.

Enjoy your trip, the scenic beauty is truly captivating!