16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. You'll explore and learn at South African National Museum of Military History and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Wild Cave Adventures
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Head to Ilanga Mall and Casterbridge Lifestyle Centrefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: head off-road at local off-road trails and browse the different shops at Riverside Mall.

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

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Nelspruit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

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

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and District Six Museum. For shopping fun, head to Greenmarket Square or Uwe Koetter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town), Noordhoek Beach (in Noordhoek) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town travel planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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