33 days in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

33 days in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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33 days in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Durban
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Johannesburg
— 11 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: New Delhi

10
nights
Durban

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Boot Camp Durban (in Pinetown), Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat) and Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Main Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Durban is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Durban. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get a bit cooler in Durban: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass, African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Boot Camp Durban
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch), Iona Wine Farm (in Grabouw) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). The adventure continues: stroll through Cape Point, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town tour planning website .

Fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durban in September, with highs in Cape Town at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Wine Tours & Tastings, Iona Wine Farm, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, & more), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Vredefort Dome (in Parys). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip maker site .

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: highs in Johannesburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Emperors Palace, Vredefort Dome, Sterkfontein Cave
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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