50 days in Gauteng Itinerary

50 days in Gauteng Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gauteng trip itinerary planner

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Bronkhorstspruit
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Magaliesburg
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg
— 38 nights

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Bronkhorstspruit

— 5 nights
Bronkhorstspruit is a town 50 km east of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa along the N4 highway towards Witbank. Nan Hua Temple and Zonderwater Italian POW are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Adventure Zone Cullinan and Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bronkhorstspruit side-trips: Cullinan (Ukuthula Bush Spa & Horse Riding Adventures). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Willem Prinsloo Museum, go deep underground at Cullinan Diamond Mine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Anton Smit Sculpture Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bronkhorstspruit online trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg to Bronkhorstspruit is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December in Bronkhorstspruit, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Magaliesburg.

Things to do in Bronkhorstspruit

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

Magaliesburg

— 6 nights
A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lesedi Cultural Village and Sterkfontein Cave. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Voorhuis and Kromdraai Gold Mine. Venture out of the city with trips to Krugersdorp (Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, Wonder Caves, &more), Randfontein Golf Club (in Randfontein) and Woodlands Spa (in Muldersdrift). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Sanctuary Park, trek along Sable Ranch Hiking Trail, and enjoy unforgettable views with Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Magaliesburg trip maker website.

Drive from Bronkhorstspruit to Magaliesburg in 2 hours. December in Magaliesburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

Johannesburg

— 38 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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and Safaris will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at South African National Museum of Military History and Satyagraha House. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Pretoria (Zipline, Horseback Africa, &more), 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get in on the family fun at Acrobranch Melrose, and buy something for everyone on your list at Irene Village Mall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Johannesburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Magaliesburg to Johannesburg takes 1.5 hours. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — Jan 22:

Gauteng travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · 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.