14 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

14 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Durban, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Durban, South Africa

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Holla Trails. Get in touch with nature at Umhlanga Main Beach and Giba Gorge Horse Trails. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Durban is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Yogyakarta to Durban due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yogyakarta in August, things will get little chillier in Durban: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umhlanga Main Beach, Holla Trails
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Shark Diving
Holla Trails ©
Holla Trails

2
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, and finally stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Rottcher Wineries, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Durban to Nelspruit by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Durban in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Nelspruit. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Rottcher Wineries, Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Rottcher Wineries ©
Rottcher Wineries

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach. Robben Island Museum and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Grotto Beach (in Hermanus) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nelspruit in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grotto Beach, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

2
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck, then admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, then walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, and finally look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Zeila Shipwreck, Long Beach Leisure Park
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Safaris
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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