5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  4​h
1
Barberton
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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Barberton

Barberton ©
Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail and then see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barberton road trip site .

Johannesburg to Barberton is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barberton, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Barberton

Trails Museums Parks
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Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), Head underground at Sudwala Caves, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Barberton to Nelspruit in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Montrose Falls ©
Montrose Falls

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip site .

Getting from Nelspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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