8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 30​min
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
You've now added Lion and Safari Park to your itinerary. Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). It doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Johannesburg. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in April: highs in Johannesburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, Lion and Safari Park
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Lion and Safari Park ©
Lion and Safari Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Robben Island and Cape of Good Hope. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at District Six Museum and Bo-kaap. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Simon's Town to see Boulders Beach about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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