Johannesburg Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Johannesburg in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Johannesburg in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Johannesburg itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Johannesburg.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Johannesburg for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Johannesburg
  • Staying in Johannesburg and wondering how to spend 2 days in Johannesburg with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Johannesburg
  • Want to create Johannesburg itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Johannesburg

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Johannesburg

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Johannesburg. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Johannesburg as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Johannesburg.

2 Days in Johannesburg - Perfect Weekend Guide

South Africa's biggest city Johannesburg is best known for its 19th-century gold-mining settlement and the nearby Soweto township. This vibrant city has history, culture, food, and music scenes that are worth exploring. Here is a 2-day Johannesburg trip plan that will help cover the basics from a tourist point of view and also enjoy a day trip to a national park to see the African Big Five.

How to spend 2 days in Johannesburg?

Day One In Johannesburg

On your day 1 of the 48 hours in Johannesburg, start with touring the city. Reserve the first half of your day to tour the city, while in the afternoon you can visit Soweto. From the comfort of your car, get a chance to see two of the top attractions in Johannesburg like the Hillbrow Tower and Nelson Mandela Bridge. To get a bird's eye view of the city, walk up to the observation deck at the Carlton Center to soak in the unforgettable views of the city. Next, visit the Constitution Hill to learn about the country's democracy. Here see places like Old Fort Prison Complex and the new constitutional court building. Next, drive past the neighborhood of Houghton before heading to the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

In the afternoon, take a trip to Soweto. While on your way, pass the National Football Stadium. Before continuing your journey to the township, walk past the Diepkloof Area to see a local market. In Orlando West, you can drive past the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In Soweto, visit places like the Mandela House, Apartheid Museum, Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University, and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

In the evening, return back to Johannesburg.

Day Two In Johannesburg

On the day 2, enjoy a day-trip to Pilanesberg National Park. Start early in the morning, as it would take you approximately 2.5 hrs to reach the park. A three-hour open jeep safari will treat you to amazing landscapes. See the native wildlife of South Africa in their natural habitat. If you are lucky enough, you can see the Big Five as well. In the evening, return back to Johannesburg.

Tours and Activities in Johannesburg for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Johannesburg

Best Hotels in Johannesburg for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Johannesburg itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Johannesburg. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Johannesburg.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Johannesburg. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Johannesburg.

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