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 a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Walter Sisulu Square. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Broederstroom to see Lion and Safari Park about 54 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: try to win big at Gold Reef City, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, relax and rejuvenate at Greenstone Mall, and browse the exhibits of Standard Bank Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to White River.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Museums

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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: Wonder View (in Graskop), Safaris (in Nelspruit) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Katundo Leather Shop). 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.