5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 1 night
Cape Town
— 3 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then 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 see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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 21st (Sat): make a splash at uShaka Marine World and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Durban takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in May, with highs in Durban at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in May; daily highs in Cape Town reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to 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.