15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  24​h
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Visiting Boulders Beach and Table Mountain National Park will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Old Biscuit Mill. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3 hours. In August, Cape Town is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 14th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

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 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Riverside Mall, then identify plant and animal life at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ilanga Mall.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Hermanus, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nelspruit, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

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.
Shop till you drop at Market @ the Sheds and Sandton City Shopping Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. There's more to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg vacation builder.

Getting from Nelspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Johannesburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sandton City Shopping Centre, Market @ the Sheds
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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