9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
Chennai (Madras)

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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.
Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

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Chennai (Madras), India to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May, things will get colder in Johannesburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Cape Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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