3 days in South Africa Itinerary

3 days in South Africa Itinerary

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3 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
bus:  1​h
1
Stellenbosch
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
2
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

1
day
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Eikehof, then get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, and finally do a tasting at Waterford Estate.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stellenbosch road trip planner.

Cape Town to Stellenbosch is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Museums

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Franschhoek
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Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
The Stellenbosch Village Museum ©
The Stellenbosch Village Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and then stroll through Cape Point.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Take a bus from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then examine the collection at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nelspruit day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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