Distance from Johannesburg to Cape town

Road trips are on the rise and there are many possible routes to travel on in South Africa that will take your breath away with an abundance of natural beauty. One of the most notable of these road trips is the Johannesburg to Cape Town route. You might want to consider hiring a car in Johannesburg to book a vehicle that suits your needs for the long road. You have multiple options to stop, rest and stay overnight,  and even to go off the beaten path but the most used and easiest is the N1 straight down to Cape Town.

The trip is roughly 1400km (ok 1398 km exactly) and can be daunting if you don’t take the right precautions and stop regularly. The said we’ve put together a guide for you to download below that will help you along the way and make sure that you get from Johannesburg to Cape Town safely and in some form of comfort.

Young woman holding keys to new car | Photo Credits: I love Durban

Young woman holding keys to new car

Distance breakdown for an alternate route:

Johannesburg to Kimberley on the N12 – 459 km.

Kimberley to Three Sisters on the N12 – 418 km.

From Three Sisters to Cape Town on the N12 and N2 – 718 km.

Total: 1519 km. Safe travels.

If you want to reverse the trip, you can do so! Just visit car hire Cape Town to pick your perfect vehicle.

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