9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg

— 2 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Hazel Food Market and Fourways Farmers Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Union Buildings. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre, don't miss a visit to South Western Townships, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Johannesburg. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Popular historic sites such as Robben Island Museum and Groote Kerk are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Baraka Gifts and Decor and Greenmarket Square. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, examine the collection at District Six Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.