16 days in Limpopo Province & Kosi Bay Itinerary

16 days in Limpopo Province & Kosi Bay Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Polokwane
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Tzaneen
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Kosi Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Bela Bela
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Vaalwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Polokwane

1
day
Tzaneen

Tzaneen ©
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 photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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

Parks Nature
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Debengeni Waterfall ©
Debengeni Waterfall
Vervet Monkey Foundation ©
Vervet Monkey Foundation

5
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Safaris, Hans Merensky Golf Course, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, get to know the resident critters at Hippo Jessica, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tzaneen to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kosi Bay.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center

4
nights
Kosi Bay

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

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Getting from Hoedspruit to Kosi Bay by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Kosi Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sodwana, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Zimanga Private Game Reserve
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zimanga Private Game Reserve ©
Zimanga Private Game Reserve

3
nights
Bela Bela

Bela Bela ©
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, tee off at Zebula Golf Course, and browse the fresh offerings at L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bela Bela trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kosi Bay to Bela Bela takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel
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Adventures with Elephants ©
Adventures with Elephants
Feracare Wildlife Centre ©
Feracare Wildlife Centre
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve ©
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

3
nights
Vaalwater

Vaalwater ©
Step out of Vaalwater with an excursion to Jugomaro Predator Park in Groblersdal--about 1h 05 min away. 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

Side Trips

Jugomaro Predator Park, Marakele National Park
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Welgevonden Nature Reserve ©
Welgevonden Nature Reserve
Jugomaro Predator Park ©
Jugomaro Predator Park
Jugomaro Predator Park 2.0 ©
Jugomaro Predator Park 2.0

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