11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, try your luck at Gold Reef City, and then explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg day trip site.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Johannesburg to be colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape Point and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip planning site.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

2
nights
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 15th (Fri): Head underground at Sudwala Caves, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then try your luck at Emnotweni Casino.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit online trip maker.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©

2
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a splash at uShaka Marine World and then cool off at uShaka Wet 'n Wild.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durban travel planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Durban in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nelspruit in May; daily highs in Durban reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
uShaka Wet 'n Wild ©
uShaka Wet 'n Wild

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