5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
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Johannesburg — 1 day

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.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Durban.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Durban — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): cool off at uShaka Marine World and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durban tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Durban takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Durban reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
Tours · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Cape Town — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in June, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.