9 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

9 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gaborone
Drive:  4 h
1
Vaalwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Polokwane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: Gaborone

2
nights
Vaalwater

Vaalwater ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel (in Modimolle (Nylstroom)), Jugomaro Predator Park (in Groblersdal) and Bela Bela (Adventures with Elephants, Feracare Wildlife Centre, &more).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaalwater trip app.

Gaborone, Botswana to Vaalwater is an approximately 4- hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bela Bela, Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel, Jugomaro Predator Park
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Adventures with Elephants ©
Adventures with Elephants
Welgevonden Nature Reserve ©
Welgevonden Nature Reserve
Feracare Wildlife Centre ©
Feracare Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Polokwane

Polokwane ©
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. On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum, browse the different shops at Mall of the North, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Let's Go Bowling - The Farmyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Polokwane, stroll through Polokwane Game Reserve, and then stroll the grounds of Haenertsburg Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Polokwane trip maker.

You can drive from Vaalwater to Polokwane in 2.5 hours. In December in Polokwane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Polokwane

Shopping Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Haenertsburg Cemetery
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Mall of the North ©
Mall of the North
Polokwane ©
Polokwane
Let's Go Bowling - The Farmyard ©
Let's Go Bowling - The Farmyard

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polokwane to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

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