40 days in Johannesburg, Windhoek & Cape Town Itinerary

40 days in Johannesburg, Windhoek & Cape Town Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 26 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 7 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial and Maboneng Precinct. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Horseback Africa. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Rustenburg (Sabai Jai & Zipline), Hartbeespoort (River Rafting & Tubing & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, immerse yourself in nature at Alberts Farm, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in November, plan for much warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 6 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Namibia and Geological Survey Museum. Explore hidden gems such as NamibRand Nature Reserve and Namibia Craft Centre. Spend the 19th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, get engrossed in the history at Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory, stroll through Avis Dam Nature Reserve, and browse the exhibits of Owela Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip tool.

Fly from Johannesburg to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Windhoek. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 26 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Groot Constantia and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Company's Gardens and Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Nederburg Wines (in Paarl), Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Franschhoek (Lynx Wine, Eikehof, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muizenberg Beach, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and do a tasting at Waterford Estate.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Windhoek to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in November, with highs in Cape Town at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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