7 days in Johannesburg, Magaliesburg & Swakopmund Itinerary

7 days in Johannesburg, Magaliesburg & Swakopmund Itinerary

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7 days in Johannesburg, Magaliesburg & Swakopmund Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Magaliesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
You've now added Sterkfontein Cave to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sterkfontein Cave
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Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

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Magaliesburg, South Africa

Magaliesburg ©
A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Magaliesburg trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Magaliesburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Parks

Side Trip

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
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Swakopmund, Namibia

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, stroll through Dune 7, and take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Magaliesburg to Swakopmund with the Route module. Traveling from Magaliesburg in December, things will get slightly colder in Swakopmund: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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