9 days in Cape Town, Oudtshoorn & Johannesburg Itinerary

9 days in Cape Town, Oudtshoorn & Johannesburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel planner

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Cape Town
— 2 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Cape Town

— 2 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, stroll through Signal Hill, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Oudtshoorn

— 3 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then try your luck at Montecasino, and then browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Johannesburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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