9 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

9 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

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9 days in Limpopo Province Itinerary

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 ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Vaalwater: Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel (in Modimolle (Nylstroom)) and Bela Bela (Adventures with Elephants, Feracare Wildlife Centre, & more). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Welgevonden Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaalwater trip planner .

Gaborone, Botswana to Vaalwater is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Vaalwater

Parks Wildlife 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. Start off your visit 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. On the next day, head outdoors with Polokwane, stroll through Polokwane Game Reserve, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Haenertsburg Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Polokwane tour builder .

Traveling by car from Vaalwater to Polokwane takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Polokwane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Polokwane

Shopping Museums Parks

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.
Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit visit planner.

You can drive from Polokwane to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Spas

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