14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  25​h
End: Jakarta

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. For shopping fun, head to Sandton City Shopping Centre or 44 STANLEY. Venture out of the city with trips to Montecasino (in Sandton), Horseback Africa (in Pretoria) and Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill and stop by Fourways Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg online itinerary creator.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Johannesburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Johannesburg. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Side Trips

Sandton, Wild Cave Adventures, Horseback Africa
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Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Head to Ilanga Mall and Riverside Mallfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Kruger National Park and Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, head off-road at local off-road trails, and look for gifts at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit itinerary maker.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island and Klein Constantia. Family-friendly places like Greenmarket Square and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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