8 days in Pretoria & Nelspruit Itinerary

8 days in Pretoria & Nelspruit Itinerary

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8 days in Pretoria & Nelspruit Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Train:  45 min
1
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Nelspruit
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Family-friendly places like National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and Johannesburg Zoo will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ukutula Conservation Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pretoria: Jack Friedman Eastgate (in Bedfordview) and Apartheid Museum (in Johannesburg).

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Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, Pretoria is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Ukutula Conservation Center
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center

5
nights
Nelspruit

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Elephant Whispers. Shop till you drop at Katundo Leather Shop and i'langa Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Perry's Bridge Reptile Park (in Hazyview), Mary Shire Falls (in Sabie) and Walking tours (in Kruger National Park). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Pretoria to Nelspruit by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Mary Shire Falls, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Safaris
Walking tours
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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