7 days in Richards Bay, Mpumalanga & Pretoria Itinerary

7 days in Richards Bay, Mpumalanga & Pretoria Itinerary

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7 days in Richards Bay, Mpumalanga & Pretoria Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Richards Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
White River
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Richards Bay

Richards Bay ©
Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Bohemain Beach Bumz. Bring the kids along to Umhlanga Main Beach and Bhangazi Horse Safaris. Step out of Richards Bay to go to Umhlanga Rocks and see Makiwa Gallery, which is approximately 2 hours away.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Richards Bay online attractions planner .

Cape Town to Richards Bay is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to White River.

Things to do in Richards Bay

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Bhangazi Horse Safaris
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

1
night
White River

White River ©
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse for treasures at Antiques & Artifacts, take in the exciting artwork at The White River Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery, then stop by Africa Joy, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at i'langa Mall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our White River travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Richards Bay to White River with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in White River are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in White River

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

i'langa Mall
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i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall
The White River Gallery ©
The White River Gallery
Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery ©
Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery

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): take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, try your luck at Emperors Palace, and then look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pretoria online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from White River to Pretoria in 3.5 hours. Traveling from White River in December, expect nights in Pretoria to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Emperors Palace
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Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace

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