12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: New Delhi

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.
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, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town. In October, Cape Town is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nelspruit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Montecasino in Sandton--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre, and don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nelspruit, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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