9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Nairobi

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, sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, head off the coast to Robben Island, and admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nelspruit trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then try your luck at Montecasino. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nelspruit in October: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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