Johannesburg vs. Cape Town! Explore both with Citiliner

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The City of Gold and  Cape Town – two extraordinary cities with much to see and even more to do!

But, which is best for a holiday? Here at Citiliner where you can affordably visit both, we’ve compared the two to make things easier.

After all, both are extraordinary visits and you can’t lose either way.

The nightlife in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Johannesburg vs. Cape Town! Explore both with Citiliner

Down on the peninsula, the Cape nightlife is something to behold. From Long Street to Kloof, from Woodstock to Camps, Cape Town’s nightlife offers everything from craft beer venues to high-end clubs. Check out Honest Chocolate’s secret Gin Bar in town – then head on down to Souk.

In Johannesburg, the options continue: From 86 to Hashtag, from a Street Bar named Desire to Jolly Cools, you literally cannot lose. For the pick of the bunch though, we’ve settled on the charismatic Melville and the diversity of its energy: Check out Hell’s Kitchen and have some fun!

The scenery!

Head on down to the Suikerbosrand for an extraordinary bush veld hike. Indeed, from Henops to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, there is always a beautiful khaki offering where you’d least expect it.

Johannesburg vs. Cape Town! Explore both with Citiliner

The Cape however, leaves little to be desired. From the extraordinary Table Mountain to the Cape’s endless beaches, from the wine farms of Constantia to the fynbos of the miraculous Kirstenbosch, it’s difficult not to regard it as the most beautiful destination in the world.

The markets!

In Johannesburg, countless fantastic markets are perhaps only topped by the leader of them all: Neighbourgoods! It’s situated in the highly appealing and exceptionally energetic Maboneng Precinct, which is now a buzzing hub for young people the city over.

Johannesburg vs. Cape Town! Explore both with Citiliner

In Cape Town, it’s much the same, with too many to mention to give them all justice. From the Blue Bird Market down in Muizies to Route 44 in Stellies, each is as scrumptious as the last. Perhaps though, they’re topped by The Old Biscuit Mill’s weekend market that always keeps you coming back for more.

But, what’s unique to each city?

The wine farms of Cape Town are some of the prettiest and most extraordinary in the world. It’s why many visitors keep returning year after year, and why from the Stellenbosch to Constantia, wine farm tourism remains one of the most loved aspects of Cape Town.Johannesburg vs. Cape Town! Explore both with Citiliner

In Johannesburg, its uniqueness lies in its recent history. Although founded much more recently than Cape Town, its rich social history is perhaps best unearthed in Soweto’s charismatic Vilakazi Street – to Braam, Newtown and beyond. Head there after a Soweto Tower bungee jump and take in the sights and sounds of South Africa’s largest urban hub.

Two great cities, too many things to do! Luckily, with affordable bus tickets to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, getting there is the easiest choice of all.


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