47 days in Limpopo Province & Kruger National Park Itinerary

47 days in Limpopo Province & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Modimolle (Nylstroom)
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Modimolle (Nylstroom)
— 7 nights
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Vaalwater
— 8 nights
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Mapungubwe National Park
— 6 nights
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Tzaneen
— 8 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 9 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 8 nights
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Modimolle (Nylstroom)

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bambelela Wildlife Care&Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Farm and De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch. Escape the urban bustle at Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm and Jugomaro Predator Park. Get out of town with these interesting Modimolle (Nylstroom) side-trips: Mookgophong (Nylsvley Nature Reserve & Bouncy Croc) and Bela Bela (Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Mabalingwe Country Club, &more).

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Cape Town to Modimolle (Nylstroom) is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaalwater.

Things to do in Modimolle (Nylstroom)

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:

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Vaalwater

Step off the beaten path and head to Welgevonden Nature Reserve and Marakele National Park. Get outdoors at Jugomaro Predator Park 2.0 and Eventieria. Get out of town with these interesting Vaalwater side-trips: Extreme 19th (in Mokopane), Marakele Animal Sanctuary (in Thabazimbi) and Geluksfontein Goat Cheese Farm (in Bela Bela).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vaalwater road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Modimolle (Nylstroom) to Vaalwater takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mapungubwe National Park.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 25:

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Mapungubwe National Park

Explore hidden gems such as Mapungubwe National Park and Zingela Nature Reserve. Step out of Mapungubwe National Park to go to Alldays and see Delicious, which is approximately 1 hour away.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mapungubwe National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Vaalwater to Mapungubwe National Park takes 4 hours. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Tzaneen.

Things to do in Mapungubwe National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

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Tzaneen

Tzaneen is a large tropical garden town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. Explore hidden gems such as Debengeni Waterfall and Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Modjadji Nature Reserve and Phiphidi Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Tzaneen side-trips: Big Boabab (in Gravelotte), Polokwane (Mall of the North, Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, &more) and Haenertsburg (Sequoia Gardens, Zwakala Brewery, &more). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Blueberry Heights Farm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Agatha Crocodile Ranch, get out in the countryside at Vervet Monkey Foundation, and get in on the family fun at Mhangela Tea Garden and Animal Touch Farm.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tzaneen trip planner.

Drive from Mapungubwe National Park to Tzaneen in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Tzaneen

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 8:

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Kruger National Park

One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

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You can drive from Tzaneen to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 17:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tshukudu Game Lodge and Siyafunda Conservation. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa, Safaris, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit day trip planning website.

Take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:

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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.