5 things to do on your ultimate Mpumalanga-Limpopo budget road trip
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If you want to embark on a road trip this weekend, consider planning one in Mpumalanga or Limpopo.
The five-hour trip offers incredible views and pit stops.
Here are some attractions you can do during your Mpumalanga-Limpopo road trip:
Lone Creek Falls
Lone Creek Falls not only offers fantastic photo opportunities, but is also a perfect day trip. Located in Sabie, you can enjoy a short walk to the falls to take selfies and take in the views. You can organize picnics or braai in a designated area. Entrance costs R30. Visit www.mpumalanga.com
Known as one of the oldest caves in the country, Sudwala is aesthetically stunning. A tour guide shares insight into the history of the caves and their formation. Tours take place every 15 minutes and last approximately an hour. Adults pay R100 and children pay R60. Call 083 446 0228. There is also a dinosaur park, which costs R70 for adults and R40 for children. Visit www.sudwalacaves.com/
Kruger Station is where you go for a delicious meal and a wonderful view of the Kruger National Park. You may even spot a few animals as you bite your teeth into your meal. For a quick lunch, visit the Enroute Grab ‘N Go Deli and Departing Soon Coffee and Ice Cream. Head to Round in 9 for a more casual dining or 3638 for a more casual dining experience. Other attractions include a biltong bar and a little four station. Visit www.krugerstation. com /
Jessica the hippo
Hoedspruit, a small town in Limpopo, is home to the famous hippo that interacts with humans. Jessica, raised by owners Tonie and Shirley Joubert as their own child, is friendly and loves taking selfies with guests. Entrance costs R100 per adult and R50 for children under 12. Call 015 817 1865.
Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm
Nestled between Bela Bela and Modimolle in the Waterberg, Thaba Kwena is one of the largest crocodile farms in the country. Guests will see over 45,000 crocodiles. Guided tours by qualified guides take place every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the adventurous foodie, try their famous Croc Burger and Croc Pie at the cafe. Adults pay R50, while children and retirees pay R20. Visit www.thabakwena.co.za/
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