Route & dates
Fly: 14 h 15 min
Johannesburg— 26 nights
Drive: 1 h 15 min
Magaliesburg— 21 nights
Drive + Fly: 16 h 15 min
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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.Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Fourways (Bounce & Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park) and Midrand (Lory Park & Nizamiye Mosque). Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, try your luck at Montecasino, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planner.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: highs in Johannesburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Magaliesburg.
Things to do in Johannesburg
Greater Johannesburg, Sandton, Krugersdorp, Lanseria, Modderfontein
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A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.Change things up with these side-trips from Magaliesburg: Krugersdorp (Brookwood Estate Trout Farm & Nirox Sculpture Park), Kromdraai Gold Mine (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Kraalkop Nature Reserve (in Fochville). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave, trek along Sable Ranch Hiking Trail, identify plant and animal life at Mountain Sanctuary Park, and stroll through Rustig.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Magaliesburg road trip planner.
Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Thu).
Things to do in Magaliesburg
Krugersdorp, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Randfontein Golf Club, Kraalkop Nature Reserve
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