13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Sao Paulo
Fly:  25​h
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  32​h
Sao Paulo

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Head to Sandton City Shopping Centre and Irene Village Mallfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Johannesburg is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Johannesburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Lion and Safari Park, Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams, Union Buildings, Montecasino, Irene Village Mall
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Lion and Safari Park ©
Lion and Safari Park

7
days
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 get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get in touch with nature at Robben Island and Llandudno Beach. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Greenmarket Square, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
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Table Mountain National Park
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Boulders Beach