8 days in Gordonsville, Windhoek & Pretoria Itinerary

8 days in Gordonsville, Windhoek & Pretoria Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
1
Gordonsville, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31 h
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Pretoria, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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Gordonsville, United States

Gordonsville ©
Gordonsville is a town in Orange County in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): cruise along Skyline Drive. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum, thensteep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, and then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gordonsville online sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Gordonsville is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in July, with highs in Gordonsville at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Gordonsville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, James Madison's Montpelier
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum ©

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Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, thenstop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and then examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gordonsville to Windhoek. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Gordonsville in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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Pretoria, South Africa

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 16th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, thensee the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then look for gifts at Teestube. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, thenget lost in a book at National Library of South Africa, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pretoria day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Pretoria takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Windhoek to Pretoria, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in July: highs in Pretoria hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Square
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Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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