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:  3​h 15​min
1
East London
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nelspruit
— 1 night
End: Durban

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East London

East London
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. On the 30th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Venom Pit Snake Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the East London trip maker .

Durban to East London is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, East London is a bit cooler than Durban - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in East London

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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.
Get outdoors at Cape of Good Hope and Platteklip Gorge. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from East London to Cape Town. Traveling from East London in May, Cape Town is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit vacation planning app .

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nelspruit: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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