3 days in South Africa Itinerary

3 days in South Africa Itinerary

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3 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and finally see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online travel planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon, then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip maker tool .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Cape Town hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Maclear's Beacon ©
Maclear's Beacon

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