8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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 18th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Johannesburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 2 hours. In May, Johannesburg is colder than Dubai - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island and Groote Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Greenmarket Square and Uwe Koetter. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and stop by Prins & Prins.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town custom trip 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

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