3 days in Hartbeespoort & Pretoria Itinerary

3 days in Hartbeespoort & Pretoria Itinerary

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3 days in Hartbeespoort & Pretoria Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Hartbeespoort
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Pretoria
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Hartbeespoort

Hartbeespoort ©
Considered a gateway of the hartbees, a species of African antelope, the resort town of Hartbeespoort swarms with holiday homes around a popular arch-type dam.
On the 16th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, and then stroll through Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hartbeespoort online vacation builder .

Johannesburg to Hartbeespoort is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for little chillier nights in Hartbeespoort, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pretoria.

Things to do in Hartbeespoort

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary ©
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam ©

2
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then get lost in a book at National Library of South Africa, then pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Pretoria Farmers Market and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pretoria journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Hartbeespoort to Pretoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train. When traveling from Hartbeespoort in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Pretoria, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Johannesburg
Highlights from your plan
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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