10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  27 h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Bus:  24 h
2
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Ubud, Bali

3
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, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Town vacation trip planner.

Ubud, Indonesia to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Ubud in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Nelspruit vacation builder.

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

2
nights
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 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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