15 days in Mpumalanga & Limpopo Province Itinerary

15 days in Mpumalanga & Limpopo Province Itinerary

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White River
— 7 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
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Haenertsburg
— 2 nights
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Lephalale
— 2 nights
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Bela Bela
— 1 night
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White River

White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South African National Parks and Legend Safaris. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Lone Creek Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near White River: Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park (in Malelane), Sabie (Bridal Veil Falls, Mary Shire Falls, &more) and Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton). There's much more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers, explore and take pictures at Panorama Route, head outdoors with Dive the Big 5, and look for gifts at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the White River trip planner.

Vereeniging to White River is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In November in White River, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in White River

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 5:

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge and then do some rugged touring at Abel Erasmus Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

Plan my day in Hoedspruit using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from White River to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Haenertsburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

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Haenertsburg

Haenertsburg is a village situated on the edge of the Great Escarpment in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, on the R71 road between Polokwane (formerly: Pietersburg) and Tzaneen en route to the Kruger National Park.Farming and tourism are the main economic activities on "The Mountain" as it is fondly called by the locals; Haenertsburg is in hilly terrain. On the 7th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Heights Farm and then get a dose of the wild on Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Sequoia Gardens and then stroll the grounds of Haenertsburg Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Haenertsburg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Haenertsburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Haenertsburg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lephalale.

Things to do in Haenertsburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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Lephalale

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mama Tau White Lions Breeding Project. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lephalale journey planner.

You can drive from Haenertsburg to Lephalale in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Lephalale

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

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Bela Bela

Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Waterberg Zipline Adventures and then tee off at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bela Bela online trip planner.

Getting from Lephalale to Bela Bela by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Lephalale in December, expect Bela Bela to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Golf

Side Trip

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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.

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.