21 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

21 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Limpopo Province trip planner

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Bela Bela
— 4 nights
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Vaalwater
— 4 nights
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Polokwane
— 3 nights
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Tzaneen
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
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Bela Bela

— 4 nights
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bela Bela: Jugomaro Predator Park (in Groblersdal), Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel (in Modimolle (Nylstroom)) and Mystic Monkeys and Feathers ZOO (in Rust de Winter). There's more to do: stroll through Adventures with Elephants and pick up some local products at L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bela Bela online day trip planner.

Durban to Bela Bela is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Durban in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bela Bela, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vaalwater.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Vaalwater

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Marakele Animal Sanctuary (in Thabazimbi) and Extreme 19th (in Mokopane). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Marakele National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaalwater itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Bela Bela to Vaalwater by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Polokwane

— 3 nights
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Polokwane is known for casinos, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of the North, see the interesting displays at Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum, head outdoors with Polokwane, and take in the dramatic scenery at Phiphidi Waterfall.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Polokwane road trip site.

You can drive from Vaalwater to Polokwane in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Polokwane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tzaneen.

Things to do in Polokwane

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Tzaneen

— 4 nights
Tzaneen is a large tropical garden town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. Get out of town with these interesting Tzaneen side-trips: Big Boabab (in Gravelotte) and Haenertsburg (Zwakala Brewery, Sequoia Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Debengeni Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Sunland Baobab, experience rural life at Blueberry Heights Farm, and get out in the countryside at Vervet Monkey Foundation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tzaneen trip builder site.

You can drive from Polokwane to Tzaneen in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tzaneen when traveling from Polokwane in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Tzaneen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 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.
Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Safaris in Phalaborwa, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, meet the residents at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, and get a dose of the wild on Tshukudu Game Lodge.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit visit planning tool.

You can drive from Tzaneen to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

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.