13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Magaliesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nigel
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and Mandela House. Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 12th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: try your luck at Emperors Palace.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary app .

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Johannesburg is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Magaliesburg.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Emperors Palace
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Magaliesburg

Magaliesburg ©
A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave, then steep yourself in history at Kromdraai Gold Mine, and then explore the galleries of Voorhuis. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at White Dog Taproom and then grab your bike and head to Mountain Sanctuary Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Magaliesburg online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Nigel.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
Kromdraai Gold Mine ©
Kromdraai Gold Mine
Mountain Sanctuary Park ©
Mountain Sanctuary Park

1
night
Nigel

Nigel ©
Nigel is a small gold mining town in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): browse the different shops at Springs Mall and then stroll through Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nigel day trip planner.

Drive from Magaliesburg to Nigel in 2 hours. Traveling from Magaliesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nigel, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nigel

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Springs Mall
Highlights from your plan
Marievale Bird Sanctuary ©
Marievale Bird Sanctuary
Springs Mall ©
Springs Mall

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Museum-lovers will get to explore District Six Museum and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery. Head to Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prinsfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Nigel to Cape Town with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Nigel in June, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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