16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Athens
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h
1
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Athens

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and try out the rides at Gold Reef City.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planning app .

Athens, Greece to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Athens in November, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino, Mandela House
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nelspruit to Hazyview to see Elephant Whispers about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Head underground at Sudwala Caves, and look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nelspruit day trip planning tool .

Fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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