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The Limpopo province is Africa in its truest form. Bordering Zimbabwe, Botwsana and Mozambique, it is the gateway into a bushveld canvas of the most wild and majestic of animals, hardy flora, trout streams, ancient tradition and a safari enthusiast’s dream escape.

The great crocodile infested Limpopo River gives this northern most province its name. Its rolling, untamed lands form part of the prestigious Kruger National Park, the largest game park in the country, which hosts the famous Big Five – elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinos – and teeming buck and birdlife. This is Africa away from the commercial hustle and bustle of the major cities, and the main attraction for international tourists. It’s an area South Africans are proud of, a testament to our love of nature, the outdoors and our wildlife.


Polokwane is the capital city, and is beautified by wide streets that are lined with Jacaranda and coral trees and historical architecture. Because it is an agricultural hub, the countryside is full of cattle farms. It is also strategically situated between Pretoria and Zimbabwe, and is often a stop over point for travellers embarking to the Tzaneen area and the Kruger Park.


baobab_and_elephant_tanzania_1 As with Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo has many regions for the traveller who is keen to get in touch with nature. The Capricorn region provides impressive scenery that fuses bushveld, grasslands and mountains into one, stretching from the Ysterberg to the lower Wolkberg Mountains and the tropic of Capricon.

From the south west to the north east lies the Waterberg, which is described as an authentic African safari destination. It is a conservation area for endangered species, and the restored farm lands attract a host of buck, giraffe, and other animals. The Soutpansberg is home to curious baobab trees, which play home for many animals, and which have an interesting legend. The “salt pan mountains” are aptly named because the border onto a massive salt pan and an equally huge basin that joins up with the Limpopo River. So many regions, so much time to immerse yourself in true Africa.