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excursion in or around gauteng

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excursion in or around gauteng


me and a colleague of mine (2 guys) want to take a day's trip for the election day on May 7th, since we are not SA citizens. Is there any place you can suggest in or around Gauteng, which is no more than 3 hours drive? We will be driving from Fourways/JHB.

The plan is to leave on May 6th after work, stay at a backpackers that night and return next evening. What we seek is a town or village with beautiful nature, preferably a nice pub for the evening, a backpackers to stay and enough things to do/see for a day.


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1. Re: excursion in or around gauteng

Clarens or the Pilansberg are both within the time frame. Pilansberg is game viewing. Clarens has a number of adventure activities that you can do (rafting, quad biking etc). There is a backpackers there and a couple of pubs. There is also plenty of hikes and other outdoor stuff to do as mentioned.

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2. Re: excursion in or around gauteng

I've heard Parys is a nice place to visit but have t been there so can't really comment. Not sure if there are backpackers there either. But google it and see what you think.

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3. Re: excursion in or around gauteng

Dullstroom is also a good option, lots of outdoorsy stuff and nice restaurants and pubs. Good for fishing.

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