15 days in Limpopo Province & Mpumalanga Itinerary

15 days in Limpopo Province & Mpumalanga Itinerary

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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
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Malelane
— 2 nights
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Dullstroom
— 2 nights
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Bela Bela
— 2 nights
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Hoedspruit

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Tshukudu Game Lodge. Kids will enjoy Spas and iNyoka Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Hans Merensky Golf Course, Hans Merensky Golf Estate, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit sightseeing website.

Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Golf

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Hazyview

— 4 nights
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 in touch with nature at Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Attractions like Elephant Whispers and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Wonder View (in Graskop) and Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malelane.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Malelane

— 2 nights
Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): play a few rounds at Leopard Creek Country Club and then tee off at Leopard Creek Golf Course. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Discover Kruger Safaris and then play a few rounds at Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malelane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Malelane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Malelane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dullstroom.

Things to do in Malelane

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Dullstroom

— 2 nights
Dullstroom, also known as Emnothweni is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by The Rock Shop, trek along Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours, and then trek along Dullstroom on the Dam. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Calson Massage Clinic, then stroll through Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, and then play a few rounds at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dullstroom online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Malelane to Dullstroom in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malelane in January since evenings lows in Dullstroom dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Bela Bela

— 2 nights
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventures with Elephants, and then tee off at Zebula Golf Course. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Hydro, then play a few rounds at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate, and then look for gifts at Bergenbos Kontreiwinkel.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bela Bela travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Dullstroom to Bela Bela takes 3.5 hours. January in Bela Bela sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Golf · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Limpopo Province travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Zoos
With a name meaning "strong gushing waterfalls" in the Sepedi language, Limpopo features powerful streams, rivers, and waterfalls. A trip through Limpopo reveals several mining towns; tea, tropical fruit, and forestry production areas; as well as mineral springs to the south. A road cuts through the middle of Limpopo, which acts as an important route towards the rest of Africa. Rich in natural resources, Limpopo's tourist attractions include more than 50 game reserves.

Mpumalanga travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.