The driving distance from Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa is:

871 miles / 1 402 km

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Driving distance from Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa

The total driving distance from Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa is 871 miles or 1 402 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Johannesburg, South Africa. It ends in Cape Town, South Africa.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

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Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Johannesburg, South Africa and Cape Town, South Africa.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town is a coastal city in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. It is the second largest city in South Africa and it's main tourist attractions include Table Mountain National Park, Wineland and Robben Island.

Table Mountain is Africa’s most well-known mountains. Most tourists take the 5-minute cable car ride to the top of the mountain to get the 360-degree views of the city and surrounding areas. Some prefer hiking the many available trails of varying difficulties to the top.

Cape Town’s Winelands is South Africa’s wine region. Join a group wine tasting tour or rent a car and tour the wineries at your own pace. Some of these wineries are only a half-hour drive from Cape Town. Take time to dine in one of the wine estates’ restaurant.

Another popular tourist attraction is Robben Island. Robben Island is where the late Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison. Highlights in Robben Island include visiting Mandela’s cell.

Johannesburg, South Africa

City: Johannesburg
Region: Gauteng
Country: South Africa
Category: cities

Cape Town, South Africa

City: Cape Town
Region: Western Cape
Country: South Africa
Category: cities

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