13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Zurich
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 30​min
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Zurich

3
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Montecasino in Sandton, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, ferry, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montecasino, Mandela House
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

3
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.
Take a break from Nelspruit with a short trip to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview, about 1 hour away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, buy something for everyone on your list at Riverside Mall, and indulge your taste buds at Shautany Chocolatiers.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nelspruit road trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shautany Chocolatiers, Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

5
days
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, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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