10 days in North-West Province, Mulanje & Lilongwe Itinerary

10 days in North-West Province, Mulanje & Lilongwe Itinerary

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10 days in North-West Province, Mulanje & Lilongwe Itinerary

Start: Nelspruit, South Africa
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
1
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sun City, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
3
Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Nelspruit, South Africa

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nights
Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Hartbeespoort ©
Considered a gateway of the hartbees, a species of African antelope, the resort town of Hartbeespoort swarms with holiday homes around a popular arch-type dam.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, stroll through Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, and then look for gifts at The Ugly Duckling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and then try your luck at Montecasino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hartbeespoort travel app .

Nelspruit to Hartbeespoort is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hartbeespoort, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sun City.

Things to do in Hartbeespoort

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Brits, Montecasino
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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Sun City, South Africa

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sun City trip planning site .

Drive from Hartbeespoort to Sun City in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hartbeespoort in September: high temperatures in Sun City hover around 36°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

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Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mulanje road trip website .

Drive from Sun City to Mulanje in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sun City in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mulanje, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Lilongwe on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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nights
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Nature Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and finally look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to World War I Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Lilongwe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Kumbali Cultural Village ©
Kumbali Cultural Village
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building