16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  19​h
1
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Pune

6
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.
Head to Market @ the Sheds and The Bryanston Organic and Natural Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Montecasino (in Sandton), Hazel Food Market (in Pretoria) and Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Market on Main, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa, and stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel itinerary creator.

Pune, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3 hours. May in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Shopping Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market, Wild Cave Adventures
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ilanga Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Nelspruit reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

6
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 get to explore District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Baraka Gifts and Decor. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, stop by Pan African Market, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation trip planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nelspruit, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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