5 days in Pretoria, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site & Johannesburg Itinerary

5 days in Pretoria, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Pretoria
— 1 night
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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
— 1 night
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Pretoria

— 1 night
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
You've now added Pretoria National Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lion and Safari Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kruger House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, and then admire the natural beauty at Pretoria National Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pretoria trip itinerary app.

Cape Town to Pretoria is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Pretoria sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

— 1 night
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site day trip site.

Getting from Pretoria to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
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Johannesburg

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square. On your second day here, try your luck at Gold Reef City and then enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to Johannesburg takes 1.5 hours. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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