25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

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25 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 16 nights
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sabie
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

16
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 find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, National Library of South Africa, & more), Zipline (in Rustenburg) and Brits (Ukutula Lion Park & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre). Spend the 2nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, try your luck at Montecasino, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pretoria, Greater Johannesburg, Sandton, Brits, Zipline
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nelspruit sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Nelspruit is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sabie.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

2
nights
Sabie

Sabie ©
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mac Mac Pools as well as Bridal Veil Falls. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Mac Mac Pools, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, and finally look for gifts at Delgoa Arts & Crafts. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Mac Mac Falls and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

Start your trip to Sabie by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Sabie takes an hour. May in Sabie sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sabie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Graskop, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, God's Window
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Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Panoramic Route Mpumalanga ©
Panoramic Route Mpumalanga

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as well as Table Mountain National Park. On the 23rd (Thu), explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, then see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and finally head off the coast to Robben Island Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and then take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sabie to Cape Town with the Route module. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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