16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll explore and learn at Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Head to Hazel Food Market and Market on Mainfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Market @ the Sheds (in Pretoria), The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market (in Bryanston) and Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: try your luck at Montecasino, browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg route planner.

Pune, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then browse the different shops at i'langa Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip maker site.

Getting from Johannesburg to Nelspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in June since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Let the collections at District Six Museum and AVOOVA capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square, stop by Prins & Prins, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in June, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (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 Wildlife
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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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