Mapungubwe and Azaleas

We spend two nights in Mapungubwe National Park with ample time to visit the heritage site and enjoy game drives. A night is spent near Louis Trichardt in order to enjoy the stories of the Bushveld Carbineers and “Breaker” Morant before making our way to Haenertsburg for two nights. A visit to Cheerio during Azalea season is a must and there will be other scenic drives and visits in the area of Magoebaskloof before heading home.


Day 1

10 September

Drive via Polokwane & Alldays to Mapungubwe National Park. Lunch own account. Overnight Leokwe Camp B&B (possible self braai – to be discussed).

Day 2

11 September

Visit the Information Centre & Museum. Take the Heritage tour to the top of Mapungubwe Hill. Do the Tree Top walk to a hide overlooking the Limpopo River. Lunch & dinner own account. Overnight Leokwe Camp B&B.

Day 3

12 September

After breakfast leave the park and drive to Musina then on to Louis Trichardt. Learn about the Bushveld Carbineers and the story of “Breaker” Morant and Peter Handcock. Lunch own account. Overnight DBB Lalapanzi

Day 4

13 September

After breakfast drive to Haenertsburg. Visit Cheerio Gardens with its amazing collection of Azaleas and Wegraakbos Organic Cheese Farm. Lunch & dinner own account. Overnight B&B Haenertsburg.

Day 5

14 September

Drive along Magoebaskloof Pass. Visit Kuhestan Gardens. Continue via Tzaneen to Westphalia Avocado Estate created by Hans Merensky. Drive to Modjadji Cycads and return to Haenertsburg via George’s Valley. Lunch & dinner own account. Overnight Haenertsburg B&B.

Day 6

15 September

After a leisurely breakfast and time to browse around Haenertsburg, return to Pretoria arriving in the late afternoon.