11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Constitution Hill, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg custom trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

3
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.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and identify plant and animal life at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Nelspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town vacation planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Nelspruit in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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