19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Frankfurt
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Frankfurt

9
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder.

Frankfurt, Germany to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in February; daily highs in Cape Town reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
days
Nelspruit

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
When in Nelspruit, make a side trip to see Idube Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Africa Joy, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and browse the different shops at Ilanga Mall.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nelspruit when traveling from Cape Town in February, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Africa Joy, Idube Game Reserve
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Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

4
days
Johannesburg

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Pretoria (Union Buildings & Voortrekker Monument), Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Sightseeing

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Wild Cave Adventures, Mandela House
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Montecasino
Wild Cave Adventures
Gold Reef City

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