Price range, per nightmin R max R
Balule Nature Reserve, Mapungubwe National Park, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Lephalale (Ellisras), Modimolle (Nylstroom), Groblersdal, Magoebaskloof, Thohoyandou, Tzaneen, Louis Trichardt, Karongwe Game Reserve, Alldays, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Bela Bela (Warmbaths), Hoedspruit, Vaalwater, Entabeni Game Reserve, Thabazimbi, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Regarded as a unique eco-destination, the Limpopo Province is South Africa’s gateway to the north. The province shares borders with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is named after the Limpopo River that is the region’s natural boundary.
Limpopo is a patchwork of different landscapes; the flat shrubby terrain in the west so perfectly suited for game reserves and cattle farming, the mysterious tropical rainforests and waterfalls in the central regions where exotic fruits are grown and the thick bushveld in the northern section of the Kruger National Park, all accessible via an excellent road network.
The people of Limpopo appreciate their heritage and are lovers of music and sport, and several festivals are held throughout the year to celebrate these pursuits.
Expect to be pleasantly surprised by the scenic wonders and cultural experiences on a visit to the Limpopo Province.
Top 8 reasons to visit the Limpopo Province
1. Take a guided walking tour of the Thulamela Iron Age site in northern Kruger National Park. The site has ruins of an old palace where iron workings took place. Nearby is a waterhole on the Tsende River and an opportunity to see the Big 5 and other mammals. Look out for hippos and crocodiles lurking in the water.
2. The Bela Bela hot springs is a popular weekend retreat for visitors from all parts of the country and said to cure various ailments. The Forever Resort offers heated pools, a wave pool and supertube along with many other forms of entertainment.
3. The town of Hoedspruit prides itself on its green community initiatives. Visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, established to save vulnerable species, in particular the cheetah and rhino.
4. Polokwane is the capital of Limpopo and the city hosts a number of annual music festivals at either the rugby stadium or in the Meropa Casino gardens. Choose your preference of... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.