25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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Durban
— 5 nights
Fly to Lanseria, Taxi to Sun City
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Sun City
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg
— 7 nights
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Cape Town — 6 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Point and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, and stop by Bo-kaap.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Cape Town is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban — 5 nights

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shark Diving and Durban Botanic Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Piggly Wiggly Country Village (in Nottingham Road) and Nelson Mandela Capture Site (in Howick). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phezulu Safari Park, appreciate the views at The Valley of a 1000 Hills, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in August, with highs in Durban at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sun City.
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Sun City — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Pilanesberg National Park and Waterworld will thrill your kids. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Pilanesberg National Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Durban to Sun City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durban in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sun City, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 7 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom), Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave) and Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (in Hartbeespoort). Spend the 16th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Johannesburg Zoo.

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Getting from Sun City to Johannesburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sun City in August, you will find days in Johannesburg are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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.
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