13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dammam
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Dammam

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lesedi Cultural Village and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and Nelson Mandela Square. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Kruger House Museum in Pretoria, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at SAB World of Beer, get engrossed in the history at Hector Pieterson Museum, and contemplate the long history of Walter Sisulu Square.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Johannesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, Nelson Mandela Square, Lesedi Cultural Village, Kruger House Museum
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Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Golden Mile. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, enjoy the sand and surf at Thompson's Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Makiwa Gallery.

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Fly from Johannesburg to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Durban is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Thompson's Bay Beach, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Thompson's Bay Beach ©
Thompson's Bay Beach

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll through King's Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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You can fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durban in March, with highs in Port Elizabeth at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

5
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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Groot Constantia and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore First South African Perfume Museum and Osner Gallery | Private Collection. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Arra Vineyards (in Klapmuts), Franschhoek (Lynx Wine, La Motte Wine Estate, &more) and Stark-Conde Wines (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online day trip planner.

You can fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Arra Vineyards, Stark-Conde Wines
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Lynx Wine ©
Lynx Wine
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

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