5 days in Johannesburg, Lesotho & Bloemfontein Itinerary

5 days in Johannesburg, Lesotho & Bloemfontein Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and take an in-depth tour of Nelson Mandela Foundation.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg online travel route planner.

George to Johannesburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from George in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Maseru.
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Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums
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Maseru, Lesotho — 1 night

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from The Lion Rock Mountain, then take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and finally contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maseru trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Maseru in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you will find days in Maseru are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bloemfontein.
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Bloemfontein, South Africa — 1 night

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get great views at Naval Hill, take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Fourth Raadsaal.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bloemfontein vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Maseru to Bloemfontein takes 2 hours. Traveling from Maseru in August, you will find days in Bloemfontein are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are little chillier (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Lesotho travel guide

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Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.
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