7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Polokwane
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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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.
Hector Pieterson Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Johannesburg. In May, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum

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Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Union Buildings, Sammy Marks House and National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. On the 21st (Tue), get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, and then steep yourself in history at Sammy Marks House.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pretoria trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Johannesburg to Pretoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect nights in Pretoria to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Pretoria

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa ©
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
Sammy Marks House ©
Sammy Marks House
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit road trip planner.

You can fly from Pretoria to Hoedspruit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Pretoria in May, expect nights in Hoedspruit to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

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Polokwane

Polokwane ©
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. You've now added Tshoseletso Day Spa to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Tshoseletso Day Spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Polokwane trip planning tool.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Polokwane by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Hoedspruit in May, Polokwane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Polokwane

Spas
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Tshoseletso Day Spa ©
Tshoseletso Day Spa

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