7 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

7 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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Johannesburg — 3 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 out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Walter Sisulu Square, admire the majestic nature at Alberts Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

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Accra, Ghana to Johannesburg is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Accra to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Accra in December, with highs in Johannesburg at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 24th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 1 day

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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