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Johannesburg to Cape Town drive

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Johannesburg to Cape Town road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town. If you're planning a road trip to Cape Town, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Johannesburg
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:15 am  Parys
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:15 am
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:56 pm  Bloemfontein
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:56 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:24 pm  Hanover (South Africa)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Hanover (South Africa)
drive for about 3 hours

12:06 pm  Karoo National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:30 pm  Montagu
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:27 pm  arrive in Cape Town
eat at El Burro

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

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Johannesburg to Cape Town questions

profile  Jessica from Georgetown (Malaysia) asked:
2 Cities in South Africa for 15 Days: What To Do?  (1 answer)

Where should I stop along the way?


Bloemfontein  (2 answers)

Hanover (South Africa)

Karoo National Park  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to eat in Cape Town?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest El Burro, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Wooden Shoe  (2 mentions)
Nelsons Eye  (2 mentions)
Den Anker  (2 mentions)
The Test Kitchen  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Cape Town? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Cape Town?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Cape Town  (16 mentions)
Camps Bay  (9 mentions)
Lion's Head  (8 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Cape Town. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Rosanna from Aalsmeer asked:
Safety in Cape town for a young girl  (10 answers)

profile  Philipp from Berlin asked:
How to spent 2.5 days if first time in Cape Town  (10 answers)

profile  Karin from Miami Beach asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Cape Town?  (7 answers)

profile  Kath from Denver asked:
Suggestions for 2 half days free time in Cape Town  (6 answers)

profile  CiarĂ¡n from asked:
Where's best to go free running in cape town?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Cape Town.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Cape Town to Johannesburg drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Or get a full Johannesburg to Cape Town flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Johannesburg well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Johannesburg!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 871 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 49 minutes
Cape Town is the same time as Johannesburg
45 Johannesburg travel answers
2 Bloemfontein travel answers
1 Montagu travel answer
121 Cape Town travel answers


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