7 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

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 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then try to win big at Montecasino, and then look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then test your problem-solving skills at HintHunt.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, and contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 2nd (Sat), race across the water with Knysna RIB Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Knysna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip