16 days in Limpopo Province & Kosi Bay Itinerary

16 days in Limpopo Province & Kosi Bay Itinerary

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Tzaneen
— 1 day
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
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Kosi Bay
— 4 nights
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Bela Bela
— 3 nights
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Vaalwater
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Tzaneen

— 1 day
Tzaneen is a large tropical garden town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Debengeni Waterfall and then get out in the countryside at Vervet Monkey Foundation.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tzaneen sightseeing planner.

Polokwane to Tzaneen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Polokwane in June since evenings lows in Tzaneen dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Tzaneen

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Hoedspruit

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Safaris, Hans Merensky Golf Course, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hippo Jessica.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tzaneen to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kosi Bay.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Kosi Bay

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kosi Bay: iSimangaliso Wetland Park (in St Lucia), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sodwana) and Zimanga Private Game Reserve (in Mkuze).

Plan my trip to Kosi Bay with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kosi Bay by car takes about 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Kosi Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Bela Bela

— 3 nights
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). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventures with Elephants, browse the fresh offerings at L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery, and tee off at Zebula Golf Course.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bela Bela trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kosi Bay to Bela Bela takes 9 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaalwater.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks · Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Vaalwater

— 3 nights
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Marakele National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Bela Bela to Vaalwater takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.