11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights



— 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Union Buildings are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mandela House and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Credo Mutwa Cultural Village, make a trip to South Western Townships, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in July, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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— 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Fri), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Nelspruit. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Point and Table Mountain National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in July, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.