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… Continued
Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of a luxury game lodge, watching the sun set over the baobabs, while feasting on locally grown tropical delights. If your goal is to experience untamed, natural beauty and the diversity of fauna and flora in South Africa, then Limpopo is the destination for you … MORE \ Discover Limpopo \ To find a place to stay visit Limpopo Accommodation or see Limpopo Hotels. (Popular searches include Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa and Kruger park).
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… Continued
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 has more to offer the visitor than meets the eye.
When next in Limpopo, visit all of the Top Ten Natural Attractions in Limpopo… Continued
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 game reserves, the Waterberg is an obvious downtime destination. Continued
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 the farm, there was a large Baobab Tree on the property that had been there for years, Doug figured that if the Baobab could survive all this time, so would a number of other trees, and they set to work. Continued
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. Continued
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, behind. Past and present converge to create some wonderful cultural attractions in the Waterberg and the Cultural Wealth of the Waterberg… Continued
Hi, I’m Mmabogoshi Bella Msiza from Limpopo Guest Manor in Polokwane.
Polokwane IS BEST KNOWN FOR its warm climate and friendly people.
GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Voortrekker Memorial & Wagon Tracks, because Voortrekker history is in evidence in the form of wagon tracks and is commemorated by a symbolic memorial to the 1838 Great Trek.
THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Farm Yard.
OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the Modjadji Rainforest. Continued
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 a strict budget.
In addition to this variety of activities and attractions, Limpopo is also equipped with numerous backpacking lodges and hostels that provide comfortable, hospitable accommodation in Limpopo, as well as camp grounds for those that prefer to indulge in the awesome summer weather in the outdoors. Continued
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 Coetsee and is a wonderful space for developing traditional skills, preserving indigenous culture, employment creation and more. Come and see the training that takes place in weaving, pottery and more. Continued
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 grandfather’s time, to put it in perspective. Continued
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.
In short, there is a hike to meet everyone’s needs. But here are three of the greats: Continued
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 mini zoo for exotic animals that were mistreated by their former owners and given a second change at life. Continued
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.
GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT sitting in your open safari vehicle when a herd of elephants’ passes by. Or what about a picture with a rhino, buffalo, leopard or lion?!
THE BEST animal PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Kruger National Park.