3 days in Bethlehem & Malkerns Itinerary

3 days in Bethlehem & Malkerns Itinerary

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3 days in Bethlehem & Malkerns Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Bethlehem, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Malkerns, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

Bethlehem, South Africa

Bethlehem ©
Bethlehem is a large town in the eastern Free State province of South Africa that is situated on the Liebenbergs river (also called Liebenbergs Vlei) along a fertile valley just north of the Rooiberg Mountains on the N5 road.It is the fastest growing town in the Free state province, with its target of being the Fourth largest city after Kroonstad in balance.It is a wheat growing area and named after the biblical Bethlehem (from "Beit Lechem", Hebrew for "house of bread").The town lies at an altitude of and this contributes to its cool climate with frosty winters and mild summers. On the 30th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary, sample the tasty concoctions at Clarens Brewery, and then stop by Anja & Friends.

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Johannesburg to Bethlehem is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in August, with highs in Bethlehem at 23°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Malkerns.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Clarens Brewery ©
Clarens Brewery

Malkerns, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Malkerns ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Swazi Candles, contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, and then try your luck at Royal Swazi Spa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Malkerns itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Bethlehem to Malkerns with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malkerns when traveling from Bethlehem in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Malkerns

Casinos Fun & Games Spas

Side Trips

Mantenga Cultural Village, Royal Swazi Spa
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Mantenga Cultural Village ©
Mantenga Cultural Village
Swazi Candles ©
Swazi Candles
Royal Swazi Spa ©
Royal Swazi Spa