11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  11​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Sun City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pretoria
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nelson Mandela Square, Gold Reef City and Constitution Hill. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, then get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary maker site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Johannesburg, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in April since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maropeng Visitor Centre as well as Sterkfontein Cave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site trip planning website .

You can drive from Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Parks Nature
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Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
Maropeng Visitor Centre ©
Maropeng Visitor Centre

1
night
Sun City

Sun City
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. You've now added The Maze of the Lost City to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get your game on at The Maze of the Lost City.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sun City travel route planning site .

Drive from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to Sun City in 2.5 hours. April in Sun City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pretoria.

Things to do in Sun City

Fun & Games
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Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument and then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pretoria trip planner .

Getting from Sun City to Pretoria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sun City in April: highs in Pretoria hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Pretoria

Historic Sites
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Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town planner .

You can fly from Pretoria to Cape Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pretoria in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Cape Town, with lows around 14°C. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toJohannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg
For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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