10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then Head underground at Wild Cave Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in March, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Wild Cave Adventures
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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