5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  2 h
1
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Durban

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nelspruit journey site .

Durban to Nelspruit is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Durban in March, things will get slightly colder in Nelspruit: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

3
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town route builder app .

Getting from Nelspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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