10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

5
days
Cape Town

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 Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and Klein Constantia. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, experience rural life at Cape Point Ostrich Farm, explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, and take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

1
day
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 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nelspruit when traveling from Cape Town in February, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 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. On the 6th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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Mandela House
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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