5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kuruman
— 1 night
Drive
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Upington
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly

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Johannesburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In November in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuruman.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kuruman

Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at The Eye of Kuruman and then make a trip to Moffat Mission Station.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuruman vacation planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kuruman in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Upington.

Things to do in Kuruman

Parks · Nature
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Upington

Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. On the 17th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum and then learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Upington online trip planner.

You can drive from Kuruman to Upington in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Upington can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Upington

Museums · Wineries
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Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, then get great views at Cape Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and then see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Upington to Cape Town. When traveling from Upington in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.