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
— 2 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Siyafunda Conservation. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Hans Merensky Golf Course. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Hans Merensky Golf Estate in Phalaborwa, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and play a few rounds at Drakensig Golf Club.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit online attractions planner.

Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Golf

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Panorama Route and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Attractions like Safaris and The Elephant Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. When in Hazyview, make a side trip to see Wonder View in Graskop, approximately Graskop away. There's much more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hazyview itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hazyview are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Malelane.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Malelane

— 2 nights
Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): play a few rounds at Leopard Creek Country Club and then tee off at Leopard Creek Golf Course. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Discover Kruger Safaris and then play a few rounds at Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malelane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Malelane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Malelane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dullstroom.

Things to do in Malelane

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by The Rock Shop, trek along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, and then trek along Dullstroom on the Dam. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Calson Massage Clinic, then stroll through Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, and then play a few rounds at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dullstroom online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Malelane to Dullstroom in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malelane in January since evenings lows in Dullstroom dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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Bela Bela

— 2 nights
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventures with Elephants, and then tee off at Zebula Golf Course. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Hydro, then play a few rounds at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate, and then look for gifts at Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bela Bela travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Dullstroom to Bela Bela takes 3.5 hours. January in Bela Bela sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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.

Mpumalanga travel guide

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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.