13 days in Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

13 days in Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yaounde
+4
Train + Drive + Fly + Foot + Train:  11 h
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Train:  49 h
End: Yaounde

4
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.
The Mall of Rosebank has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Oriental Plaza. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and Liliesleaf. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Krugersdorp, approximately Krugersdorp away. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, view the masterpieces at Mpho Art & Design House, get to know the fascinating history of Gandhi Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monte casino bird park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Yaounde, Cameroon to Johannesburg is an approximately 14- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yaounde to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Yaounde in October, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandton, Liliesleaf, Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Safaris

2
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village, stroll through Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, and then try to win big at Morula Casino.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pretoria route maker tool.

You can take a train from Johannesburg to Pretoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for slightly colder days in Pretoria, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Cape Town.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Morula Casino, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, Lesedi Cultural Village
Highlights from your plan
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Point and Maclear's Beacon. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, do a tasting at High Constantia Wine Cellar, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Pretoria to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pretoria in October since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 13°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

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