12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
3
Durban
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): try your luck at Montecasino and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lion and Safari Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, then hunt for treasures at Hazel Food Market, and then hunt for treasures at Market @ the Sheds.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Johannesburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Johannesburg is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in May, plan for slightly colder days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off toCape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Lion and Safari Park
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Hazel Food Market ©
Hazel Food Market
Lion and Safari Park ©
Lion and Safari Park
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Greenmarket Square and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Noordhoek Farm Village (in Noordhoek). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Town vacation planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Shopping
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

3
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at uShaka Marine World.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Durban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Durban reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks
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Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Moses Mabhida Stadium ©
Moses Mabhida Stadium

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