7 days in Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal & Eastern Cape Itinerary

7 days in Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal & Eastern Cape Itinerary

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7 days in Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal & Eastern Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Dundee
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Nieu-Bethesda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
End: Port Elizabeth

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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 9th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Boxes and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Puri Thai Massage.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dundee to Johannesburg takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Spas

Side Trip

24 Boxes
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Puri Thai Massage ©
Puri Thai Massage
24 Boxes ©
24 Boxes

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Dundee

Dundee ©
The coal mining town of Dundee is situated in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Isandlwana Battlefield and then examine the collection at Talana Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dundee trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Dundee takes 4 hours. April in Dundee sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nieu-Bethesda.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, Isandlwana Battlefield
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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve ©
Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield
Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum

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Nieu-Bethesda

Nieu-Bethesda ©
Nieu-Bethesda is a village in the Eastern Cape at the foot of the Sneeuberge, approximately 50km from Graaff Reinet. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at The Honesty Shop, then get a new perspective on nature at Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, then examine the collection at The Owl House, and finally admire the masterpieces at First People Centre at The Bethesda Art Centre.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nieu-Bethesda trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Dundee to Nieu-Bethesda in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Nieu-Bethesda

Museums Shopping
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The Owl House ©
The Owl House
Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre ©

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the views from Storms River Bridge (Paul Sauer Bridge), then look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and finally view the masterpieces at Ron Belling Art Gallery. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, and then examine the collection at Volkswagen AutoPavillion, South Africa.

Plan trip to Port Elizabeth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Nieu-Bethesda to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. April in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Ron Belling Art Gallery ©
Ron Belling Art Gallery
Kayaking & Canoeing
St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral ©
St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral

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