5 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

5 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

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5 days in Pretoria & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
train:  45​min
1
Pretoria
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cape Town
— 4 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 20th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pretoria trip maker .

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Pretoria, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.
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Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Family-friendly places like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, stroll through Signal Hill, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town travel route planning site .

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 September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cape Town, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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