5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg
— 1 night
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Cape Town
Cape Town
— 3 nights



— 1 day

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. In September in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pietermaritzburg.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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— 1 night
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 16th (Thu), browse the different shops at Cascades Lifestyle Centre and then trek along Cumberland Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pietermaritzburg trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg. September in Pietermaritzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Shopping · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town. While traveling from Pietermaritzburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.