7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Nairobi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mandela House. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour itinerary builder website .

Nairobi, Kenya to Johannesburg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Johannesburg. In January in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

2
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 explore and learn at South African Jewish Museum and Iziko South African National Gallery. Visit Castle of Good Hope and St Georges Mall for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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