15 days in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein & Cape Town Itinerary

15 days in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein & Cape Town Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Union Buildings in Pretoria--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and try your luck at Montecasino.

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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Bloemfontein

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, explore the world behind art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, browse the exhibits of Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, and examine the collection at The National Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bloemfontein trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bloemfontein are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Cape Town

— 7 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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town visit planner.

You can fly from Bloemfontein to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bloemfontein in February, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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