13 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

13 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Limpopo Province visit planner

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Bela Bela
— 4 nights
Drive
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Polokwane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tzaneen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Letaba
— 1 night
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Bela Bela

— 4 nights
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Take a break from the city and head to Bambelela Wildlife Care&Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Farm and Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch and The Hydro. Go for a jaunt from Bela Bela to Modimolle (Nylstroom) to see Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Big Cat Experiences, kick your exploration up a notch at Waterberg Zipline Adventures, browse the fresh offerings at L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sondela Rehab Centre Bela Bela.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bela Bela driving holiday website.

Johannesburg to Bela Bela is an approximately 2-hour car ride. December in Bela Bela sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Polokwane

— 2 nights
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. On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum and then try your luck at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): browse the different shops at Mall of the North.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Polokwane itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bela Bela to Polokwane takes 2 hours. December in Polokwane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tzaneen.

Things to do in Polokwane

Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Tzaneen

— 2 nights
Tzaneen is a large tropical garden town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. On the 18th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Heights Farm, then take in the dramatic scenery at Debengeni Waterfall, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Haenertsburg Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Agatha Crocodile Ranch, then admire the natural beauty at Sequoia Gardens, then surround yourself with nature on Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Zwakala Brewery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tzaneen trip planner.

You can drive from Polokwane to Tzaneen in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Polokwane in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Tzaneen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Letaba.

Things to do in Tzaneen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Letaba

— 1 night
On the 20th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bushbaby Adventures.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Letaba tour planner.

You can drive from Tzaneen to Letaba in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Letaba

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Hoedspruit

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tshukudu Game Lodge and Siyafunda Conservation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Kumbaya Home Decor. Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Letaba to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. December in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Limpopo Province travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Zoos · Nature & Wildlife Tours
With a name meaning "strong gushing waterfalls" in the Sepedi language, Limpopo features powerful streams, rivers, and waterfalls. A trip through Limpopo reveals several mining towns; tea, tropical fruit, and forestry production areas; as well as mineral springs to the south. A road cuts through the middle of Limpopo, which acts as an important route towards the rest of Africa. Rich in natural resources, Limpopo's tourist attractions include more than 50 game reserves.