14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
London

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, 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, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, browse the different shops at Riverside Mall, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Montecasino (in Sandton) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa, and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

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Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

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Sandton, Lion and Safari Park
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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