10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planning site

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Johannesburg is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Johannesburg. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dubai in January: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Market on Main ©
Market on Main

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Greenmarket Square and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, contemplate the long history of Robben Island, and stroll through Llandudno Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online holiday maker

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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