11 days in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

11 days in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

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11 days in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and gain interesting insight with Constitution Hill.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Johannesburg is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Ron Belling Art Gallery and then get outside with Wild Dreams Africa.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth online route planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, Port Elizabeth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wild Dreams Africa
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Ron Belling Art Gallery ©
Ron Belling Art Gallery

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cape Town sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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