11 days in North-West Province & Durban Itinerary

11 days in North-West Province & Durban Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Rustenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Broederstroom
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Durban
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Get outdoors at Sun City Resort and Pilanesberg National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rustenburg side-trips: The Palace of the Lost City (in Sun City) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits).

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rustenburg road trip planning site.

Johannesburg to Rustenburg is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Rustenburg is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Broederstroom.

Things to do in Rustenburg

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sun City, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Sun City Resort ©
Sun City Resort

1
night
Broederstroom

Broederstroom ©
Located in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountain range, the village of Broederstroom offers visitors a variety of fun activities and day-trip opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): visit Lesidi Cultural Village and then stroll through Lion and Safari Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Broederstroom online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rustenburg to Broederstroom takes 1.5 hours. In December, Broederstroom is little chillier than Rustenburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Broederstroom

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks
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Lesidi Cultural Village ©
Lesidi Cultural Village

7
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.
Visiting Umhlanga Main Beach and Zimbali Golf Course will get you outdoors. Head to Gateway Theatre of Shopping and La Lucia Mallfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Umdloti Beach (in Umdloti), Shongweni Farmers Market (in Hillcrest) and Ballito (Tinley Manor Beach, The Great Railroad Brewing Company, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Golden Mile, stroll through Umhlanga Beach, make a splash at uShaka Wet 'n Wild, and admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durban online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Broederstroom to Durban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Broederstroom in December, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, La Lucia Mall, Royal Natal National Park, Umhlanga Beach
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile
Umdloti Beach ©
Umdloti Beach

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