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:  13​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Durban
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Market on Main and Irene Village Mall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill and stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in June, expect Johannesburg to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 5°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandton City Shopping Centre, Union Buildings, Irene Village Mall
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prins. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, stroll through Cape Point Ostrich Farm, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning tool

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durban travel route builder

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Durban takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: high temperatures in Durban hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Safaris
Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

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