13 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

13 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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13 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  16 h
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
End: Brussels

4
nights
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online trip builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: highs in Johannesburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Voortrekker Monument
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip site .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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