11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
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Johannesburg — 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 Credo Mutwa Cultural Village are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mandela House and Apartheid Museum. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Union Buildings about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, make a trip to South Western Townships, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Johannesburg is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Nelspruit.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Nelspruit — 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.
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 District Six Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in July, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.