8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then Head underground at Wild Cave Adventures.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Johannesburg. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in May, with highs in Johannesburg at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wild Cave Adventures
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Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will enjoy Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and District Six Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Cape of Good Hope in Table Mountain National Park (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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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