7 days in Richards Bay & Pretoria Itinerary

7 days in Richards Bay & Pretoria Itinerary

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7 days in Richards Bay & Pretoria Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Richards Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Richards Bay

Richards Bay ©
Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Take a break from the city and head to Umhlanga Main Beach and Safaris. We've included these beaches for you: Zinkwazi Beach and Bhangazi Horse Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richards Bay: Umhlanga Rocks (Awesome Africa, Makiwa Gallery, & more) and Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Richards Small Craft Harbour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Richards Bay trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town to Richards Bay is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Richards Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, St Lucia, Zinkwazi Beach, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Safaris
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach

2
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument and then try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pretoria trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Richards Bay to Pretoria. In December, daily temperatures in Pretoria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Emperors Palace
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Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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