12 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

12 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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12 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
You've added Mandela House, POPArt Theatre, The Cradle of Humankind, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Union Buildings in Pretoria--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Foundation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Johannesburg. In February in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Pretoria, The Cradle of Humankind, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Nelson Mandela Square
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The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, Great White Shark - Cage Diving, Castle of Good Hope, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, visit Bo-kaap, and identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Cape Town online route builder.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Franschhoek Wine Tram
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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