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Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg drive

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  Port Elizabeth
 Mountain Zebra National Park
driving   /   2 days


Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg. If you're planning a road trip to Johannesburg, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Port Elizabeth
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:25 pm  Mountain Zebra National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:25 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

5:45 pm  Bloemfontein
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bloemfontein
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:42 am  Virginia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:00 pm  Vanderbijlpark
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

4:53 pm  arrive in Johannesburg

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Mountain Zebra National Park

Bloemfontein  (2 answers)



What are some things to do in Johannesburg?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Sandton  (5 mentions)
The Maboneng Precinct  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Johannesburg. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Johannesburg for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  Beau from Houston asked:
For a good cheap night out with the locals head to....?  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg. Or get a full Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Port Elizabeth well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Port Elizabeth!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 653 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 14 minutes
Johannesburg is the same time as Port Elizabeth
10 Port Elizabeth travel answers
2 Bloemfontein travel answers
45 Johannesburg travel answers


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