9 days in Hoedspruit & Pietermaritzburg Itinerary

9 days in Hoedspruit & Pietermaritzburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary planner

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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Pietermaritzburg
— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Wonder View (in Graskop) and Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit sightseeing planner.

Durban to Hoedspruit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Durban in July since evenings lows in Hoedspruit dip to 10°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pietermaritzburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Pietermaritzburg

— 4 nights
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like KwaZulu-Natal Museum and Tatham Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Monks Cowl and Stormy Hill Trails & Tails. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinetown (Krantzkloof Nature Reserve & Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at African Bird of Prey Sanctuary and hike along Cumberland Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pietermaritzburg online route maker.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Pietermaritzburg takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pietermaritzburg, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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