12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 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.
Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Wild Cave Adventures in Krugersdorp (about 52 minutes away). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Wild Cave Adventures
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures

3
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.
Visiting Kruger National Park and Elephant Whispers will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at i'langa Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Nelspruit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Museum-lovers will appreciate District Six Museum and AVOOVA. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill, stop by Uwe Koetter Jewellers, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Shopping
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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