8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

4
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Table Mountain National Park and Cape of Good Hope. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cape Town is 2 hours. In October, Cape Town is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature Parks
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Kruger National Park

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in October, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mandela House
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Apartheid Museum
Mandela House

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