5 days in Johannesburg & Pretoria Itinerary

5 days in Johannesburg & Pretoria Itinerary

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5 days in Johannesburg & Pretoria Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Pretoria
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Pretoria Farmers Market, then stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Puri Thai Massage, and finally browse the exhibits of Kim Sacks Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, then buy something for everyone on your list at Springs Mall, and then try your luck at Emperors Palace.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg planner .

In April, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria Farmers Market, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Emperors Palace, Springs Mall
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Puri Thai Massage ©
Puri Thai Massage
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Sandton City Shopping Centre ©
Sandton City Shopping Centre

3
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Ukutula Lion Park and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pretoria Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Irene Village Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pretoria online itinerary planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Pretoria by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect nights in Pretoria to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Brits, Irene Village Mall, Ile De Chocolat
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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Irene Village Mall ©
Irene Village Mall
Ile De Chocolat ©
Ile De Chocolat

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