21 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

21 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lesedi Cultural Village and Sterkfontein Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Voortrekker Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Nan Hua Temple (in Bronkhorstspruit), Brits (Ukutula Conservation Center & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre) and Pretoria (Sammy Marks House, Union Buildings, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in October, you will find days in Johannesburg are much warmer (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Brits, Nan Hua Temple, Lesedi Cultural Village, Sterkfontein Cave
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

10
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franschhoek Motor Museum and Grotto Beach. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein), Stellenbosch (Dorp Street & Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden) and Suider Paarl (Fairview Wine and Cheese & Spice Route Destination). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Company's Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning website.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermanus, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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