12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Busselton
Fly:  27​h
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
Busselton

6
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island and Maclear's Beacon. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary app .

Busselton, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Chapman's Peak Drive
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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, Head underground at Sudwala Caves, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, and then stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit day trip planning site .

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In March in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
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.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

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Mandela House
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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