9 days in Johannesburg & Mpumalanga Itinerary

9 days in Johannesburg & Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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White River
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Johannesburg

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Alberts Farm. Head to Jack Friedman Eastgate and Standard Bank Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Emperors Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenstone Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to White River.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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White River

— 4 nights
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Visiting Panorama Route and The Elephant Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The White River Gallery and Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around White River: Safaris (in Nelspruit), Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Katundo Leather Shop) and Wonder View (in Graskop). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at i'langa Mall, head off-road at Open Skies Wilderness Expeditions, browse the fresh offerings at Bagdad Farmers Market, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques & Artifacts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the White River trip maker.

Fly from Johannesburg to White River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in White River are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in White River

Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Mpumalanga travel guide

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National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.