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. This South African province is a place of majestic landscapes, where rugged mountains tumble into verdant valleys and the horizon is accentuated by the iconic shapes of the baobab trees and other hardy vegetation.
Limpopo is especially popular for its many game reserves and parks. It is home to about half of the Kruger National Park as well as the Waterberg Biosphere and Timbavati Game Reserve. It is no wonder, then, that the province is on the bucket lists of many wildlife photographers, those wanting an authentic African safari, and keen bird-watchers. It is also a must for those that love to explore a destination on foot, as the countryside is teeming with scenic trails to explore. The Limpopo River and the various dams are gorgeous to enjoy while sitting idly on the banks or indulging in some fishing or white-water rafting.
There is also a deep sense of history and culture here, including some artefacts that attest to a long-ago civilisation here. Visiting some of these sites – the ancient ruins hidden in the forests and the untouched relics of the Iron Age – can be a really spiritual experience. Limpopo is an ideal destination for those wanting to get away from the hubbub of city living and to relish in the utter tranquillity of the South African countryside…