9 days in Greater Johannesburg Itinerary

9 days in Greater Johannesburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greater Johannesburg vacation planner

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Magaliesburg
— 2 nights
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Nigel
— 1 night
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Johannesburg
— 5 nights

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Magaliesburg

— 2 nights
A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelter Rock and Voorhuis. Take a break from Magaliesburg with a short trip to Kromdraai Gold Mine in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Magaliesburg trip planner.

Johannesburg to Magaliesburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Magaliesburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nigel.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nigel

— 1 night
Nigel is a small gold mining town in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nigel trip builder app.

Getting from Magaliesburg to Nigel by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Magaliesburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nigel, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nigel

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wonder Caves. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Melrose Temple, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Nigel to Johannesburg in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Nigel in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Greater Johannesburg travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · Landmarks