3 days in South Africa Itinerary

3 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly to Port Elizabeth, Bus to Port Alfred
Port Alfred
— 1 night
Bus to Port Elizabeth, Fly to Johannesburg



— 1 day
Nigel is a small gold mining town in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nigel road trip tool.

Johannesburg to Nigel is an approximately 1-hour car ride. December in Nigel sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nigel

Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Cape Town

— 1 night

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nigel to Cape Town. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Alfred.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Shopping
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Port Alfred

— 1 night
Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26,000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Kowie Museum, kick back and relax at Kelly's Beach, and then explore the activities along Kowie River.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Alfred trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Port Alfred in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Alfred

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.