8 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

8 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

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Start: Porto, Portugal
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  18 h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg holiday builder.

Porto, Portugal to Johannesburg is an approximately 18- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Porto in May, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

1
night
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, then admire the striking features of National Assembly Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gaborone route builder.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in May since evenings lows in Gaborone dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites
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ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, visit Abseil Africa, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cape Town, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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