12 days in Graskop, Nelspruit & Cape Town Itinerary

12 days in Graskop, Nelspruit & Cape Town Itinerary

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12 days in Graskop, Nelspruit & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
1
Graskop
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Graskop

Graskop
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Graskop day trip planning website.

Johannesburg to Graskop is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Graskop

Outdoors Parks Nature

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit attractions planner .

You can drive from Graskop to Nelspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to West Coast National Park in West Coast National Park, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Cape Town. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

West Coast National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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