4 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

4 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

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4 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
train:  45​min
1
Pretoria
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Kruger House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseback Africa, then head outdoors with Pretoria Main Train Station, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pretoria trip itinerary planner .

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Pretoria to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Pretoria

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Kruger House Museum ©
Kruger House Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Chapman's Peak Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & Eikehof). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Pretoria to Cape Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pretoria in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape Town, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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