2 days in Johannesburg & Pretoria Itinerary

2 days in Johannesburg & Pretoria Itinerary

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2 days in Johannesburg & Pretoria Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
2
Pretoria
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
End: Johannesburg

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day
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In February, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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night
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pretoria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Pretoria by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in February since evenings lows in Pretoria dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Rietvlei Nature Reserve ©
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Spas
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

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