32 days in Gauteng Itinerary

32 days in Gauteng Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 11 nights
Drive
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Magaliesburg
— 9 nights
Drive
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Cullinan
— 9 nights
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Johannesburg — 11 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and South African National Museum of Military History. Get a sense of the local culture at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Apartheid Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens (in Roodepoort), Pretoria (Fort Schanskop, Sammy Marks House, &more) and Lesedi Cultural Village (in Lanseria). Spend the 11th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Origins Centre Museum, examine the collection at Liliesleaf, get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, and don't miss a visit to Nizamiye Mosque.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Johannesburg. June in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Magaliesburg.
Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Magaliesburg — 9 nights

A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mountain Sanctuary Park and Shelter Rock. Escape the urban bustle at Sterkfontein Cave and Sable Ranch Hiking Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Magaliesburg: Nirox Sculpture Park (in Krugersdorp), Kromdraai Gold Mine (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Kraalkop Nature Reserve (in Fochville). There's still lots to do: trek along Rustig, get a taste of life in the country at Saddle Creek Ranch Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Magalies Sleepy River, and stroll through Krugersdorp Game Reserve.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Magaliesburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Magaliesburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cullinan.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 30:

Cullinan — 9 nights

Cullinan is a small town 30km east of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Nan Hua Temple and Zonderwater Italian POW will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Dinokeng Game Reserve and Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary. Step out of Cullinan to go to Bronkhorstspruit and see Anton Smit Sculpture Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: go deep underground at Cullinan Diamond Mine, examine the collection at Willem Prinsloo Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and look for gifts at Ile De Chocolat.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cullinan road trip app.

Traveling by car from Magaliesburg to Cullinan takes 2 hours. Traveling from Magaliesburg in June, you will find days in Cullinan are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). You'll set off for home on the 9th (Tue).
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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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.