7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Johannesburg

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 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg day trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Family-friendly places like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hike along Platteklip Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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