15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Durban
— 1 night
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Nelspruit
— 3 nights
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Pretoria
— 1 night
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
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Kimberley
— 2 nights
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George
— 3 nights

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Durban

Surf City

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.
On the 7th (Mon), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and then admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Golden Mile, then enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, and then test your problem-solving skills at Mindgame Escape.

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Port Elizabeth to Durban is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Elizabeth in December; daily highs in Durban reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

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Nelspruit

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Open Skies Wilderness Expeditions. Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers). The adventure continues: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, browse the fresh offerings at Bagdad Farmers Market, look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nelspruit road trip planning site.

Fly from Durban to Nelspruit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Durban in December, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Nelspruit. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

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Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
On the 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, then appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, then examine the collection at Kruger House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Buildings.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pretoria day trip tool.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Pretoria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nelspruit in December: highs in Pretoria hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Rietvlei Nature Reserve ©
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©

City of Light

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and The Cradle of Humankind. Visit Mandela House and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Nelson Mandela Foundation, admire the majestic nature at Alberts Farm, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pretoria to Johannesburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Pretoria, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Safaris
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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Kimberley

Kimberley ©

City that Sparkles

As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, and then stop by William Humphreys Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre and then witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimberley tour itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Johannesburg to Kimberley with the Route module. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to George.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Magersfontein Battlefield ©
Magersfontein Battlefield
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum

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George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dutch Reformed Mother Church and St Mark's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Wilderness Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Oudtshoorn (Bella-Mia Pottery, Cango Caves, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our George travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Kimberley to George with the Route module. When traveling from Kimberley in December, plan for colder days and about the same nights in George: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in George

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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