14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  25​h
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
Shop till you drop at Greenmarket Square and Shimansky Jewellers. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boulders Beach and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and look for gifts at Uwe Koetter.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town travel planner.

Paris, France to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ilanga Mall, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Riverside Mall.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: highs in Nelspruit hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) 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
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©

2
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 South African National Museum of Military History. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Wild Cave Adventures in Krugersdorp, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nelspruit in July since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Wild Cave Adventures
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures

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