21 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

21 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Cape Town — 13 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Shark Diving in Gansbaai, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 7 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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, go for a walk through The Wilds Nature Reserve, learn insider's secrets on Time Anchor Distillery, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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