11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

3
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.
On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Johannesburg Zoo and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg tour planner.

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Johannesburg is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Johannesburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Cradle of Humankind, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Johannesburg Zoo ©
Johannesburg Zoo
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Family-friendly places like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape of Good Hope will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
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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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