9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Dublin

4
days
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 adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and wander the streets of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Cape Town is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

1
day
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 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit custom trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature Parks
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

2
days
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 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Montecasino, make a trip to Constitution Hill, and then take in panoramic vistas at Top of Africa.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nelspruit, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mandela House, Montecasino
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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