9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg route planner .

Valletta, Malta to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Valletta in March, with highs in Johannesburg at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Market on Main ©
Market on Main

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 18th (Sun), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

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You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take a stroll through Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and look for gifts at Shimansky Jewellers.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town attractions planner .

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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