13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  20​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Dammam

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Robben Island.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in September, expect Cape Town to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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.
Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and browse the different shops at Ilanga Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nelspruit: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

3
nights
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 11th (Mon): try your luck at Montecasino and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in September, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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