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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Limpopo
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Limpopo

Limpopo is home to South Africa’s biggest attraction - the Kruger National Park - with plenty of exceptional scenic spots to keep one camera-happy. But South Africa’s wildest province is not limited to the Kruger. There are other wonders too - baobab trees, the Nylsvley Nature Reserve - one of the top birding spots in Southern Africa - enough game reserves for a year of visits, and the Modjadji Cycad Reserve, to name but a few. To avoid the tourists we’ve put together a list of 20 best secret scenic spots in Limpopo for those perfect #instagram and #love_southafrica moments… Hangklip View...
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Win a two night stay at the Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa (Closed)
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Win a two night stay at the Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa (Closed)

This month’s SA-Venues.com competition gives our readers a chance to win a weekend getaway at the Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa only 70 minutes away from Pretoria Accommodation in the town of Modimolle. Nestled in the heart of the bushveld within the Waterberg mountain range, lies the tranquil setting of the 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa. Guests wanting to escape the madness of modern life will be delighted by lush tropical gardens, a trickling waterfall and leafy stone pathways with luxurious pampering in 49 en-suite rooms... THE PRIZE Valued at over R6600.00, this p...
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Walks in the Wild – 7 Kruger Wilderness Trails
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Walks in the Wild – 7 Kruger Wilderness Trails

Wilderness trails are one of the only true ways to experience the essence of nature. They imply an escape into the great beyond, a following of your heart, rather than any designated paths. They necessitate the absence of people, society and the noise and bombardment that come with it. Wilderness trails in the bush are totally unique to the African continent. Those who walk them claim they are the only way to know Africa. For once you have done a wilderness trail in the Kruger National Park, there is only one way to be in the bush, and that is to walk it. There is, however, a proviso... I...
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in Limpopo
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in Limpopo

Named after the river that runs through it Limpopo is the country's most northern province, often overlooked by visitors who head, instead, to the country's more exciting provinces like the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. But if you consider that seven of the country's eleven languages are spoken in Limpopo; that the area has some of the most well established nature and game reserves with a rich stock of wildlife, as well as some of the most breathtaking mountainous scenery – and that's excluding the Kruger National Park, which functions as the country's main attraction – then the province ...
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10 reasons to head to South Africa’s Waterberg
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10 reasons to head to South Africa’s Waterberg

The Waterberg is a chain of  blue-tinged mountains that stretch all the way from Thabazimbi to Lapalala River in Limpopo, just three hours' drive from Johannesburg.  The world's only savanna biosphere reserve the Waterberg is a geological treasure. Its base is derived from rock that dates back 2.7 billion years, and its cliffs a multihued delight of exposed coloured sandstone that sheltered early humans. With surrounds that include rolling grasslands, semi-deciduous forest, cliffside caves, a collection of rivers that cut through the mountains, national parks, wilderness areas and private g...
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The Big Baobar
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The Big Baobar

Sunland Nursery in Modjadjiskloof has so much more to offer than plants. Here you can purchase a number of well cared for trees, plants and flowers including 7 different types of mango trees, bamboo, 20 varieties of palms and ornamentals at wholesale prices. The nursery itself is 3 hectares and is surrounded by Leopard trees and shaded net. While you are here, you go Quad Biking, bring your own Quad Bike and race along the purpose built tracks on the farm. The Nursery is situated on Sunlands Farm which is at the foot of the Modjadji Cycad Reserve in Limpopo. When Doug and Heather bought ...
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10 compelling reasons to visit the Mountain Republic of Haenertsburg – Magoebaskloof
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10 compelling reasons to visit the Mountain Republic of Haenertsburg – Magoebaskloof

Known by locals as 'The Mountain Republic' the area of lush forests and misty peaks in the reaches of the northern Drakensberg of Limpopo includes a plethora of hiking trails and mountain outdoor activities, mountain biking trails, and scenery so unfamiliar with South Africa that you would be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled into the Scottish highlands. Frequent mists, an overgrowth of vegetation, the odd pocket of afromontane forest, kloofs, rolling grasslands and the undulating slopes of mountains offer time out and down time in equal measure. 10 compelling reasons to visit the Mount...
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The Cultural Wealth of the Waterberg
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The Cultural Wealth of the Waterberg

The Waterberg is a visual extravaganza of the natural wealth and beauty that belongs to South Africa. Characterised by rugged mountain ranges that are sometimes tough to negotiate, but always spectacular to admire, the region is impressive in its sheer scale and topography. In addition to the natural beauty that characterises Waterberg, there is also a deep cultural significance to the region. It has long been occupied by tribes of hunter-gatherers, who have lived off the produce of the land for centuries. These ones left generations of customs, as well as remnants of their way of life, beh...
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Backpacking Limpopo
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Backpacking Limpopo

Backpacking is, undoubtedly, one of the most fun ways to experience a destination. It gives travellers the opportunity to see South Africa in their own time, while meeting others and enjoying the adventure vibe. It is also, usually, a lot cheaper than hiring vehicles and paying for formal accommodation and transport, since backpacking lodges and hiking tend to be the order of the day. Limpopo is a spectacular province, with a number of things to do and see that are either free or very cost-effective. These are, generally, appealing to backpackers, who are exploring a country or area on ...
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Put Your Feet Up at Mogalakwena River Lodge in Alldays
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Put Your Feet Up at Mogalakwena River Lodge in Alldays

If you're looking for something a little different why not book yourself a few nights at the Mogalakwena River Lodge in Alldays, Limpopo. Mogalagkwena meaning 'fierce crocodile' is made up of the River Lodge, a craft art village, Artist's Retreat and a research centre. The Artist's Retreat offers four two-bedroom self catering in Alldays as well as a writer's cottage which gives you the perfect opportunity to relax and restore and perhaps work on that novel you've been planning to start for ages. Spend some time at the craft art village which was established in 1994 by Dr Elbe Co...
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In Search of the Baobab – Where to find them in South Africa
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In Search of the Baobab – Where to find them in South Africa

The African baobab or Adansonia digitata is the only of the now nine species (up until recently there were eight) of baobab trees native to the African mainland. These monster trees with their swollen, gnarled bodies and incongruous branches that look more like roots than arms are also known as 'elephant trees', 'big trees' or 'upside down trees'. Their lifespan is great and there are specimens in South Africa as old as 3000 years. Even the average baobab on the side of the road is 350 years old. The tree against which you lean to have your photograph taken was there during your grandfat...
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Three Must-Do Hikes in Limpopo
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Three Must-Do Hikes in Limpopo

Limpopo province is filled with hiking opportunites through some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. So many hikes are there that the choice is difficult. Not only are there hikes through private nature reserves and farmland, and over mountainous terrain such as the Soutpansberg range and the Blouberg, but there are also hikes through the Kruger National Park. The Waterberg and the Wolkberg Wilderness Area too are easily accessible and provide ample opportunity for strapping on your boots and heaving the backpack onto your shoulders. In short, there is a hike to meet everyone's...
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Musina Musings
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Musina Musings

Musina (or Messina) is best known for being the last South African town before the Zimbabwean border. It is small and quiet; a mining town with an arid landscape. Despite being small, though, this town is the main point of entry for most of the countries north of South Africa, making it well known and frequently visited, especially by immigrants. The area in which Musina lies is lovingly known as the “Land of the Baobab”, a tree that appears as if it has been planted upside-down, with its branches looking like a massive root system reaching for the heavens. Visitors travel from afar to ...
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I Love Vaalwater Because …
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I Love Vaalwater Because …

Hi, I’m Louisa Riccio from Nedile Lodge in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in Vaalwater, Limpopo. Vaalwater IS BEST KNOWN FOR the relaxed Bushveld atmosphere. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Nedile Lodge, as you have a breathtaking view over the Waterberg mountains. THE BEST Big 5 PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN inside the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, as you have access to all the Big 5 and  a lot of extra’s to tick of your “to see” list. You can also pay a visit to Waterberg Elephant Back safari’s for an experience of a life time OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Caeser’s Bush Palace – it’s a mi...
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I Love Polokwane Because …
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I Love Polokwane Because …

Hi, I’m Janine Bornman from Cycad Guest House in Polokwane. Polokwane IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the largest growing city in the Bushveld. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Shabby Chic - you'll be surrounded by quirky vintage decor and unique little corners and surprises. THE BEST Bushveld PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Polokwane Game Reserve. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the Farmyard Trading Post. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO take a trip to Haenertsburg to the Wegraakbos Cheese Factory and the Magoebaskloof Adventure Camp. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO enjoy a five course dinner at...
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