8 days in Gauteng Itinerary

8 days in Gauteng Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gauteng itinerary planner

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Cullinan
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg
— 5 nights

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Cullinan

— 2 nights
Cullinan is a small town 30km east of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, then pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, and then admire the natural beauty at Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Horseback Africa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cullinan trip planning app.

Johannesburg to Cullinan is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Cullinan hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cullinan

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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Johannesburg

— 5 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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg journey builder.

Getting from Cullinan to Johannesburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cullinan in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors

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Gauteng travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Landmarks
On a trip to Gauteng, you'll witness the golden roots of South Africa, and the World Heritage-listed Cradle of Humankind. The region's name means "place of gold" in the Sesotho language, and dates from the beginnings of the gold industry in Johannesburg in 1886. Mine tours tell the tale of this booming era, while today the region encompasses tall skyscrapers, Indian markets, and African medicine lodges. Topping most Gauteng itineraries, bustling Jo'burg contends with the fascinating valley revealing the origins of human civilization. Enrich your trip with tranquil nature reserves and museums tracing South Africa's complex heritage.