11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Mumbai

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, hunt for treasures at Market on Main, make a trip to Constitution Hill, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Johannesburg is minus 3 hours. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montecasino, Mandela House, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

4
days
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: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

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Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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