47 days in Limpopo Province & Kruger National Park Itinerary

47 days in Limpopo Province & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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1
Modimolle (Nylstroom)
— 7 nights
2
Vaalwater
— 8 nights
3
Mapungubwe National Park
— 6 nights
4
Tzaneen
— 8 nights
5
Kruger National Park
— 9 nights
6
Hoedspruit
— 8 nights

7
nights
Modimolle (Nylstroom)

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

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Modimolle (Nylstroom) road trip planner.

Cape Town to Modimolle (Nylstroom) is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaalwater.

Things to do in Modimolle (Nylstroom)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bela Bela, Mookgophong, Jugomaro Predator Park
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Adventures with Elephants ©
Adventures with Elephants
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve ©
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Jugomaro Predator Park ©
Jugomaro Predator Park

8
nights
Vaalwater

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

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaalwater online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Modimolle (Nylstroom) to Vaalwater by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mapungubwe National Park.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Waterberg, Geluksfontein Goat Cheese Farm, Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve, Marakele Animal Sanctuary, Extreme 19th
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Welgevonden Nature Reserve ©
Welgevonden Nature Reserve
Marakele National Park ©
Marakele National Park
Marakele Animal Sanctuary ©
Marakele Animal Sanctuary

6
nights
Mapungubwe National Park

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 Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Delicious, Zingela Nature Reserve
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Mapungubwe National Park ©
Mapungubwe National Park
Zingela Nature Reserve ©
Zingela Nature Reserve
Delicious ©
Delicious

8
nights
Tzaneen

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 Blueberry Heights Farm. Step out of the city life by going to Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail and Thathe Sacret Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Tzaneen side-trips: Polokwane (Mall of the North, Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, &more), Big Boabab (in Gravelotte) and Haenertsburg (Sequoia Gardens, Zwakala Brewery, &more). There's much more to do: get out in the countryside at Vervet Monkey Foundation, stroll through Modjadji Nature Reserve, get to know the resident critters at Agatha Crocodile Ranch, 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 °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Tzaneen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Haenertsburg, Polokwane, Limpopo Province, Big Boabab, Modjadji Nature Reserve
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Debengeni Waterfall ©
Debengeni Waterfall
Zwakala Brewery ©
Zwakala Brewery
Phiphidi Waterfall ©
Phiphidi Waterfall

9
nights
Kruger National Park

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 Idube Game Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kruger National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Tzaneen to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Siyafunda Conservation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tshukudu Game Lodge and Drakensig Golf Club. 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, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Mpumalanga
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Safaris
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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