30 days in Johannesburg & Angola Itinerary

30 days in Johannesburg & Angola Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 25 nights
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Luanda, Angola
— 2 nights
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Lubango, Angola
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 25 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liliesleaf and Climbing Tours. Popular historic sites such as Melrose House and Nizamiye Mosque are in your itinerary. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Horseback Africa, Zipline, &more), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bela Bela) and Kraalkop Nature Reserve (in Fochville). Spend the 23rd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, stroll through Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Regina Mundi, and take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg route maker.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Luanda.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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Luanda, Angola

— 2 nights
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sangano Beach, then get outside with Cabo Ledo, and finally soothe aching muscles at Sayanna Wellness. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museu Nacional da Escravatura, then take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Lua, then buy something for everyone on your list at Belas Shopping Mall, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luanda trip tool.

Fly from Johannesburg to Luanda in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Luanda. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Luanda, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lubango.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Lubango, Angola

— 2 nights
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. On the 29th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Christ the King Statue and then get outside with Serra da Leba.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lubango planner.

You can fly from Luanda to Lubango in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lubango

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Angola travel guide

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Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.