8 days in Durban & North-West Province Itinerary

8 days in Durban & North-West Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nelspruit
Fly:  2 h
1
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Rustenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Pilanesberg National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Nelspruit

2
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Funworld has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, explore the galleries of Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, and wander the streets of Mini Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary tool.

Nelspruit to Durban is an approximately 2- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nelspruit in December since evenings lows in Durban dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rustenburg.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
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Funworld ©
Funworld
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Rustenburg

Rustenburg ©
Situated at the base of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the town of Rustenburg boasts a rich history and heritage as the site of a platinum mining rush, the location of several Boer War battles, and the hometown of Paul Kruger, a famous South African politician.
Explore Rustenburg's surroundings by going to Hartbeespoort (Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam & Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary), Brits (Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre & Ukutula Conservation Center) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Sun City Resort and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rustenburg day trip planning site.

Getting from Durban to Rustenburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pilanesberg National Park.

Things to do in Rustenburg

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartbeespoort, Brits, Lion and Safari Park
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Sun City Resort ©
Sun City Resort
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

2
nights
Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): play a few rounds at The Palace of the Lost City and then cool off at Valley of Waves. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilanesberg National Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pilanesberg National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rustenburg to Pilanesberg National Park takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pilanesberg National Park

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sun City
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves
The Palace of the Lost City ©
The Palace of the Lost City

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