8 days in North-West Province & Cape Town Itinerary

8 days in North-West Province & Cape Town Itinerary

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8 days in North-West Province & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Hartbeespoort
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Hartbeespoort

Hartbeespoort ©
Considered a gateway of the hartbees, a species of African antelope, the resort town of Hartbeespoort swarms with holiday homes around a popular arch-type dam.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartbeespoort: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Zipline (in Rustenburg). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, look for gifts at The Ugly Duckling, trot along with a tour on horseback, and sample the fine beverages at Incendo Distillery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartbeespoort trip planner .

Johannesburg to Hartbeespoort is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hartbeespoort

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Brits, Zipline
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Zipline
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, stroll through Clifton Beaches, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hartbeespoort to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hartbeespoort, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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