34 days in South Africa Itinerary

34 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

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Johannesburg
— 10 nights
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Pretoria
— 9 nights
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Centurion
— 6 nights
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Vereeniging
— 4 nights
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Sasolburg
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg

— 10 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Apartheid Museum and Hector Pieterson Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens (in Roodepoort) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). Spend the 15th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, try your luck at Gold Reef City, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and get engrossed in the history at Liliesleaf.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In September in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Pretoria

— 9 nights
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Explore Pretoria's surroundings by going to Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (in Brits), Zipline (in Rustenburg) and Hartbeespoort (Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam & Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, get lost in a book at National Library of South Africa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, and hunt for treasures at Hazel Food Market.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pretoria online trip maker.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Pretoria in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Pretoria hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Centurion.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Centurion

— 6 nights
Centurion is an affluent area with 236,580 inhabitants in Gauteng Province of South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand . Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Centurion: Sun City (Valley of Waves & Kwena Crocodile Farm), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (in Krugersdorp). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village, buy something for everyone on your list at Irene Village Mall, look for gifts at Big Man, and Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Centurion trip planner.

Centurion is just a stone's throw from Pretoria. Traveling from Pretoria in October, you will find days in Centurion are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vereeniging.

Things to do in Centurion

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Vereeniging

— 4 nights
Vereeniging is a city in Gauteng province, South Africa, situated where the Klip River empties into the northern loop of the Vaal River. Take a break from Vereeniging with a short trip to Kraalkop Nature Reserve in Fochville, about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Tapimanzi Adventures.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vereeniging online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Centurion to Vereeniging takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Centurion in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vereeniging, with lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Sasolburg.

Things to do in Vereeniging

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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Sasolburg

— 4 nights
Sasolburg is a large industrial town within the Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the far north of the Free State province of South Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Sasolburg: Historic Motorcycle Museum (in Deneysville) and Koppies Dam Nature Reserve (in Koppies). There's more to do: head outdoors with Old Willows No 7 Houseboats and tee off at Heron Banks Golf and River Estate.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sasolburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vereeniging to Sasolburg in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Sasolburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sasolburg

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.