5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Nottingham Road
— 1 night


Cape Town — 2 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Durban.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
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Durban — 1 night

Surf City

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire nature's wide array of creatures at uShaka Marine World, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Cape Town to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Durban reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nottingham Road.
Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
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Nottingham Road — 1 night

On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at Monsoon Moon, then tee off at Bosch Hoek Golf Club, and then take in the exciting artwork at Aladdin's de-Light.

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You can drive from Durban to Nottingham Road in 2 hours. Traveling from Durban in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Nottingham Road. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
Shopping · Outdoors · Golf · Museums
Side Trip
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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.