5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Johannesburg
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Johannesburg

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of South Western Townships and then steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mandela House
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Mandela House ©
Mandela House
South Western Townships ©
South Western Townships

4
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Family-friendly places like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Boulders Beach will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Robben Island and Castle of Good Hope are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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