8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

1
night
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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In December, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
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 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then try your luck at Emnotweni Casino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Casinos
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

4
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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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