5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Barberton
— Few hours
2
Nelspruit
— 1 night
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights

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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): hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail and then see the interesting displays at Barberton Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barberton travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg to Barberton is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barberton when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Barberton

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Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail ©
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
Barberton Museum ©
Barberton Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Montrose Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit route builder.

Traveling by car from Barberton to Nelspruit takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary
Montrose Falls ©
Montrose Falls

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nelspruit in August: highs in Cape Town hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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