11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Visit Robben Island and City Hall for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, stroll through Llandudno Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island 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 9th (Mon): Head underground at Sudwala Caves and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online itinerary creator.

Getting from Nelspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nelspruit in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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