39 days in South Africa Itinerary

39 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Islamabad
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Durban
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
East London
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Islamabad

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to I was shot in Joburg or 44 Stanley. Visit Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Walter Sisulu Square for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Pretoria (Union Buildings & Voortrekker Monument). Spend the 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try to win big at Emperors Palace, and visit Maboneng Precinct.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg journey planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Islamabad in February, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, Alberts Farm, Ukutula Conservation Center, Sterkfontein Cave
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple and West Street Mosque. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Golden Mile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Thompson's Bay Beach (in Ballito), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas) and KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, look for gifts at Piggly Wiggly Country Village, view the masterpieces at Andrew Early Design Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Main Beach.

Discover how to plan a Durban trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Durban, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to East London.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Tala Private Game Reserve, Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Thompson's Bay Beach, Piggly Wiggly Country Village
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

5
nights
East London

East London ©
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. Escape the urban bustle at Nahoon Beach and Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve. Shop till you drop at Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light and Hemingways Mall. Get out of town with these interesting East London side-trips: Port Alfred (Fish River Lighthouse & The Kowie Museum), Hogsback (Starways Pottery and Gallery & Hogsback Arboretum) and Bathurst (St John's Anglican Church, The Toposcope, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Anglican Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at East London Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our East London trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durban to East London. Traveling from Durban in February, expect East London to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in East London

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bathurst, Port Alfred, Hogsback, Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve, St. Peter's Anglican Church
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Hogsback Arboretum ©
Hogsback Arboretum
Clumber Church ©
Clumber Church
St John's Anglican Church ©
St John's Anglican Church

6
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Seal Point. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of St Michael and St George and Seal Point Lighthouse. Explore Port Elizabeth's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park) and Daniell Cheetah Project (in Kirkwood). Spend the 5th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, gain insight at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, and meet the residents at Bayworld.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth route builder tool.

Traveling by car from East London to Port Elizabeth takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daniell Cheetah Project, Paradise Beach, Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Seal Point Lighthouse, Seal Point
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Seal Point ©
Seal Point

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore District Six Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and Klein Constantia. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 18th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, and visit Abseil Africa.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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