3 days in Botswana & South Africa Itinerary

3 days in Botswana & South Africa Itinerary

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3 days in Botswana & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  3​h
1
Gaborone, Botswana
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Khwai Concession.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gaborone holiday maker tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Khwai Concession

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, and finally learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gaborone to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gaborone in January since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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