12 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

12 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

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12 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  2 h
1
Bela Bela
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Vaalwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Polokwane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Mapungubwe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Bela Bela

Bela Bela ©
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Change things up with a short trip to Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel in Modimolle (Nylstroom) (about 36 minutes away). There's more to do: stroll through Adventures with Elephants and tee off at Zebula Golf Course.

Before you visit Bela Bela, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Johannesburg to Bela Bela is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In January in Bela Bela, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Vaalwater.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trip

Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel
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Adventures with Elephants ©
Adventures with Elephants
Feracare Wildlife Centre ©
Feracare Wildlife Centre
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve ©
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

2
nights
Vaalwater

Vaalwater ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caesar's Bush Palace. On the 23rd (Thu), meet the residents at Caesar's Bush Palace and then look for gifts at The Black Mamba. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jugomaro Predator Park, stroll through Jugomaro Predator Park 2.0, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Welgevonden Nature Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaalwater trip maker .

Getting from Bela Bela to Vaalwater by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jugomaro Predator Park
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Caesar's Bush Palace ©
Caesar's Bush Palace
Welgevonden Nature Reserve ©
Welgevonden Nature Reserve
Jugomaro Predator Park 2.0 ©
Jugomaro Predator Park 2.0

2
nights
Polokwane

Polokwane ©
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): browse the different shops at Mall of the North, sample the tasty concoctions at Zwakala Brewery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Haenertsburg Cemetery. On your second day here, head outdoors with Polokwane, then stroll through Polokwane Game Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Polokwane online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaalwater to Polokwane takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Polokwane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Mapungubwe National Park.

Things to do in Polokwane

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Haenertsburg
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Mall of the North ©
Mall of the North
Haenertsburg Cemetery ©
Haenertsburg Cemetery
Polokwane ©
Polokwane

1
night
Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park ©
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Mapungubwe National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mapungubwe National Park sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Polokwane to Mapungubwe National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Mapungubwe National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mapungubwe National Park ©
Mapungubwe National Park

4
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and meet the residents at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mapungubwe National Park to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Spas
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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