10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Cape Town

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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
nights
Nelspruit

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in February since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

2
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, try your luck at Montecasino, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Nelspruit in February, with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Sandton
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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