15 days in Limpopo Province & Mpumalanga Itinerary

15 days in Limpopo Province & Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
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Malelane
— 2 nights
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Dullstroom
— 2 nights
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Bela Bela
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Hoedspruit

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Visiting Hans Merensky Golf Course and Siyafunda Conservation will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Hans Merensky Golf Estate & Safaris). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and play a few rounds at Drakensig Golf Club.

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

Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Hazyview

— 4 nights
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Attractions like Safaris and Elephant Whispers make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Three Roundavels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Graskop (Panorama Route & Wonder View) and Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela). There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip itinerary app.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Malelane.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Malelane

— 2 nights
Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tee off at Leopard Creek Country Club and then play a few rounds at Leopard Creek Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Discover Kruger Safaris and then tee off at Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Malelane travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Malelane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Malelane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dullstroom.

Things to do in Malelane

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Dullstroom

— 2 nights
Dullstroom, also known as Emnothweni is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stop by The Rock Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, and then hike along Dullstroom on the Dam. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at Calson Massage Clinic, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, and then play a few rounds at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dullstroom trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malelane to Dullstroom takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dullstroom when traveling from Malelane in January, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Bela Bela

— 2 nights
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch, stroll through Adventures with Elephants, and then play a few rounds at Zebula Golf Course. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at The Hydro, then play a few rounds at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate, and then stop by Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bela Bela route maker site.

Drive from Dullstroom to Bela Bela in 3.5 hours. In January in Bela Bela, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Limpopo Province travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Zoos
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.

Mpumalanga travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.