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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island and City Hall. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, and kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow 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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit vacation builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for 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, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg custom trip planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nelspruit in October: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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

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