5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

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day
Johannesburg

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.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market, and then browse the different shops at Sandton City Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sandton City Mall
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Cape Quarter Mallfor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, trek along Platteklip Gorge, get great views at Cape Point, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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