9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  11​h
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Nairobi

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Attractions like Greenmarket Square and Cape of Good Hope make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, and stop by Shimansky Jewellers.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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 1st (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Montecasino.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg travel planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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