11 days in South Africa & Lesotho Itinerary

11 days in South Africa & Lesotho Itinerary

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Start: Taipei, Taiwan
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  21 h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Train:  22 h
End: Taipei, Taiwan

5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Franschhoek Motor Museum and Cape Town Diamond Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip site.

Taipei, Taiwan to Cape Town is an approximately 21- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Cape Town is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in August, things will get colder in Cape Town: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Maseru, Lesotho

Maseru ©
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the engineering at Katse Dam.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maseru online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Maseru takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Maseru are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks
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Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 27th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum, and then explore the galleries of Jo Anke Gallery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Maseru to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Maseru in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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