29 days in Gauteng Itinerary

29 days in Gauteng Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Train:  45 min
1
Pretoria
— 15 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Magaliesburg
— 13 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

15
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Wonderboom Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Explore Pretoria's surroundings by going to Soweto (Rosa Parks Library & Mandela House), Emperors Palace (in Kempton Park) and Johannesburg (Safaris, Gold Reef City, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, try to win big at Montecasino, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pretoria travel planner.

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Pretoria hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Magaliesburg.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Centurion, Sandton, Adventures with Elephants, Emperors Palace
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Wonderboom Nature Reserve ©
Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

13
nights
Magaliesburg

Magaliesburg ©
A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
Change things up with these side-trips from Magaliesburg: Krugersdorp (Wonder Caves, Boer War Blockhouse, &more), Kromdraai Gold Mine (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Roodepoort (Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Ruimsig Country Club, &more). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Saddle Creek Adventures. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ukutula Conservation Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mountain Sanctuary Park, relax in the rural setting at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij, and get a taste of life in the country at Kariba Ranch.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Magaliesburg trip planner.

You can drive from Pretoria to Magaliesburg in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pretoria in November, expect nights in Magaliesburg to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Krugersdorp, Roodepoort, Vereeniging, Muldersdrift, Hekpoort
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 23:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens ©
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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