14 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

14 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

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14 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Train:  45 min
1
Pretoria
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Pretoria

A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Pretoria side-trips: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Johannesburg (Constitution Hill, Mandela House, & more) and Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). There's much more to do: try to win big at Montecasino, stroll through International Primate Rescue, get lost in a book at National Library of South Africa, and contemplate the long history of Union Buildings.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pretoria trip planner .

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Pretoria hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Sandton, Ukutula Conservation Center, Adventures with Elephants, Sterkfontein Cave
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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: get great views at Cape Point, identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Pretoria to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pretoria in August, Cape Town is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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