23 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

23 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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Cape Town
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Johannesburg — 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Pretoria (Johann van Heerden's Art Gallery, Voortrekker Monument, &more), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). Spend the 9th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, get to know the resident critters at Johannesburg Zoo, and try to win big at Montecasino.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg is 1 hour. In January, Johannesburg is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 14 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Point has been added to your itinerary. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Eikehof in Franschhoek, approximately Franschhoek away. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, explore the activities along Hout Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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