7 days in Johannesburg, Magaliesburg & Swakopmund Itinerary

7 days in Johannesburg, Magaliesburg & Swakopmund Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
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Magaliesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sterkfontein Cave. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Magaliesburg.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sterkfontein Cave
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Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

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night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Magaliesburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Magaliesburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Parks

Side Trip

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens ©
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and stroll through Dune 7.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund travel route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magaliesburg to Swakopmund. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Magaliesburg in December; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris

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