13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Cairo

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon, and kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Montrose Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nelspruit vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Mandela House and Oriental Plaza will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and browse the different shops at 27 Boxes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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