9 days in Cape Town, Oudtshoorn & Johannesburg Itinerary

9 days in Cape Town, Oudtshoorn & Johannesburg Itinerary

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9 days in Cape Town, Oudtshoorn & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Cape Town

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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Klein Constantia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip planning app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

3
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; 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 the car ride back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Dutch Reformed Mother Church
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, and then look for gifts 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 other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oudtshoorn to Johannesburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 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

Side Trip

Sandton
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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