8 days in Mpumalanga, Phalaborwa & Tzaneen Itinerary

8 days in Mpumalanga, Phalaborwa & Tzaneen Itinerary

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8 days in Mpumalanga, Phalaborwa & Tzaneen Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Carolina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Phalaborwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Tzaneen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Carolina

Carolina ©
Carolina is a town situated on the Johannesburg to Swaziland route (R33 and R38) in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: hike along Suikerboschfontein.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Carolina online trip planner .

Johannesburg to Carolina is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Carolina is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

3
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre (in Hoedspruit). The adventure continues: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview.

Start your trip to Hazyview by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Carolina to Hazyview by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Carolina in December, Hazyview is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Phalaborwa.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©

2
nights
Phalaborwa

Phalaborwa ©
Phalaborwa is a town situated in the Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo province, South Africa. You've now added Phalaborwa Adventures to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): catch all the local highlights with Phalaborwa Adventures, do a tasting at Amarula Lapa, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Qualito Craft Distillery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phalaborwa trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hazyview to Phalaborwa in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tzaneen.

Things to do in Phalaborwa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
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Phalaborwa Adventures ©
Phalaborwa Adventures
Safaris
Qualito Craft Distillery ©
Qualito Craft Distillery

1
night
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 28th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Vervet Monkey Foundation, take in the dramatic scenery at Debengeni Waterfall, and then admire all the interesting features of Blueberry Heights Farm.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tzaneen trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Phalaborwa to Tzaneen in 1.5 hours. In December in Tzaneen, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tzaneen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blueberry Heights Farm
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Debengeni Waterfall ©
Debengeni Waterfall
Vervet Monkey Foundation ©
Vervet Monkey Foundation
Blueberry Heights Farm ©
Blueberry Heights Farm

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