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
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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 3rd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online itinerary creator.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Johannesburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Johannesburg, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Johannesburg is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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.
Visiting Boulders Beach and Table Mountain will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island and Groot Constantia. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Shimansky Jewellers (in Cape Town Central) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town vacation 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. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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