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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): meet the residents at Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hartbeespoort trip planner .

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, Hartbeespoort is little chillier at night with lows of 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
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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.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, browse the collection at National Library of South Africa, then pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Buildings. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Pretoria Farmers Market and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pretoria online day trip planner .

You can drive from Hartbeespoort to Pretoria in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hartbeespoort in August: highs in Pretoria hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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