26 days in South Africa & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Itinerary

26 days in South Africa & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Hammanskraal, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Mokopane, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Haenertsburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Graskop, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Richards Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): try to win big at Montecasino and then stroll through Lion and Safari Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Johannesburg Zoo, stop by Mambu Design, and then stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in June since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hammanskraal.
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Hammanskraal, South Africa — 3 nights

Hammanskraal is a small town in northern Gauteng, South Africa which serves a large community. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hammanskraal: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Cullinan (Ukuthula Bush Spa, Walking tours, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Dinokeng Game Reserve and try your luck at Carousel Casino & Entertainment World.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hammanskraal road trip app.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Hammanskraal in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hammanskraal, with lows of 0°C. You will leave for Mokopane on the 16th (Thu).
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Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Fun & Games
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Mokopane, South Africa — 3 nights

Mokopane, is a town in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Mokopane: Bela Bela (Geluksfontein Goat Cheese Farm & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Bouncy Croc (in Mookgophong) and Honeyguide Ranger Camp (in Entabeni Game Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Extreme 19th.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mokopane trip maker website.

Drive from Hammanskraal to Mokopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hammanskraal in June, Mokopane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Haenertsburg.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Haenertsburg, South Africa — 3 nights

Haenertsburg is a village situated on the edge of the Great Escarpment in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, on the R71 road between Polokwane (formerly: Pietersburg) and Tzaneen en route to the Kruger National Park.Farming and tourism are the main economic activities on "The Mountain" as it is fondly called by the locals; Haenertsburg is in hilly terrain. Haenertsburg is known for wildlife, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours, browse the fresh offerings at Maboesbaskloof Farmstall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Zwakala Brewery, and relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Heights Farm.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Haenertsburg online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mokopane to Haenertsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mokopane in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Haenertsburg. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Graskop.
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Graskop, South Africa — 2 nights

Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at God's Window and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, cruise along Panorama Route, and then make a trip to Pilgrims Rest.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Graskop day trip tool.

You can drive from Haenertsburg to Graskop in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Graskop sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): try your luck at Happy Valley Casino.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Graskop in June, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa — 2 nights

On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zulu Croc Reptile Park and then stroll through Emdoneni Cheetah project.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Hluhluwe Game Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Richards Bay.
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Richards Bay, South Africa — 3 nights

Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Explore Richards Bay's surroundings by going to Umlalazi Nature Reserve (in Mtunzini) and Dlinza Forest (in Eshowe). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Outdoor Africa, buy something for everyone on your list at Boardwalk Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alkantstrand Beach, and head off the coast to Pelican Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Richards Bay tour app.

Traveling by car from Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Richards Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

City of Light

Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Enjoy Johannesburg some more: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get some fabulous bargains at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, immerse yourself in nature at Alberts Farm, and make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip maker tool.

Getting from Richards Bay to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Magoebaskloof travel guide

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Nature & Wildlife Tours · Breweries · Cemeteries