6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
George
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
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 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to George.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

1
night
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, and then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the George trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Johannesburg to George by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in George, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in George

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Cape Palette Art Gallery ©
Cape Palette Art Gallery

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore and take pictures at Groot Constantia, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip planning app .

You can fly from George to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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