15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market @ the Sheds and Neighbourgoods Market. Constitution Hill and Mandela House will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Hazel Food Market (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, look for gifts at Sandton City, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 13°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

9
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Casa Labia Café (in Muizenberg), Noordhoek Beach (in Noordhoek) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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