Distance from Johannesburg to Cape town

Roadtrips 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 roadtrips is the Johannesburg to Cape Town route.

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 precausions 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 Johannebsurg to Cape Town safely and in some form of comfort.


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.

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