5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights



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 17th (Tue), Head underground at Sudwala Caves and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montrose Falls.

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Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 4 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.