13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deneysville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Middelburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sabie
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Deneysville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sun City
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
7
Pilanesberg National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Winterton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 33°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Deneysville.
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Carlton Centre ©
Carlton Centre

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nights
Deneysville

Deneysville ©
Deneysville is a small town on the banks of the Vaal Dam in the Free State province of South Africa.HistoryDeneysville was established in 1936 and named after Deneys Reitz, writer of Commando: A Boer Journal Of The Boer War and son of former Orange Free State president Francis William Reitz. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tee off at Heron Banks Golf and River Estate. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Historic Motorcycle Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koppies Dam Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Deneysville trip planner .

Drive from Johannesburg to Deneysville in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Middelburg.

Things to do in Deneysville

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trips

Koppies Dam Nature Reserve, Heron Banks Golf and River Estate
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Koppies Dam Nature Reserve ©
Koppies Dam Nature Reserve

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night
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a large farming and industrial town in the South African province of Mpumalanga.Origin and historyMiddelburg was established as Nasareth, , in 1864 by the Voortrekkers on the banks of the Klein Olifants River. On the 21st (Sat), stroll through MBIDI Resort & Animal Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Deneysville to Middelburg in 3 hours. December in Middelburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sabie.

Things to do in Middelburg

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

Bankenveld Golf Club
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Bankenveld Golf Club ©
Bankenveld Golf Club
MBIDI Resort & Animal Sanctuary ©
MBIDI Resort & Animal Sanctuary

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nights
Sabie

Sabie ©
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes and then stroll through Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sabie travel website .

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Sabie takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Deneysville.

Things to do in Sabie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve ©
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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nights
Deneysville

Deneysville ©
To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Deneysville trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sabie to Deneysville. Traveling from Sabie in December, Deneysville is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Deneysville

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Erika Turvey Art Gallery & Studio, Heron Banks Golf and River Estate
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Erika Turvey Art Gallery & Studio ©
Erika Turvey Art Gallery & Studio

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Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sun City vacation planner.

Drive from Deneysville to Sun City in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Deneysville in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sun City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pilanesberg National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

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Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Mphebatho Cultural Museum & Moruleng Cultural Precinct.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pilanesberg National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sun City to Pilanesberg National Park takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Pilanesberg National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Winterton.

Things to do in Pilanesberg National Park

Historic Sites Museums
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nights
Winterton

Winterton ©
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hand Woven Rugs, sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Peak.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Winterton trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Pilanesberg National Park to Winterton by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winterton

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project, Drakensberg Brewery, Cathedral Peak
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Cathedral Peak ©
Cathedral Peak
Drakensberg Brewery ©
Drakensberg Brewery

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