15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Paris

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and Groote Kerk. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

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Paris, France to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Cape Town is much warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay.

Plan my day in Plettenberg Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Ilanga Mall, then look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Riverside Mall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nelspruit trip site .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Nelspruit in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall
Joubert en Seuns Padstal ©
Joubert en Seuns Padstal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then contemplate the long history of Mandela House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, then hunt for treasures at Market on Main, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online road trip planner .

Getting from Nelspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

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

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