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Limpopo is a place to get a true taste of Africa. Blessed with pristine natural beauty, Limpopo spoils its visitors with an abundant array of untamed wildlife, mountain ranges, indigenous forests, mineral springs, birdlife and tree species. It has one of the world’s highest concentration of leopards and is the only place in South Africa where the baobab tree can be found. Generally blessed with year-round sunshine, certain parts of Limpopo are known for its heat-waves where temperatures can soar as high as 45 degrees Celsius. Limpopo is also the gateway to Southern Africa, as it borders three neighbouring countries, namely Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In terms of Limpopo accommodation, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to game reserves, luxury lodges, cozy guesthouses and cultural village huts. Accommodation tends to be quite varied on the price scale – expect to pay anything from R150 to R7000 a night.

Limpopo is the homeland of the Sepedi, Shangaan and Venda people – making it a great place to go to for cultural experiences. Learn more about the fabled rain queen, Modjadji, soak up traditional African culture at one of many cultural villages dotted throughout the province, meet the revered artists of the region, and scope up fantastic ethnic arts and crafts. Limpopo also boasts many historical sites, from fossil sites to San rock artwork. Many historians believe that the first black Africans moved across the region before 300 AD.

Top attractions include the Mapungubwe UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, the Mona Meetse water spring, the 530-hectare Modjadji Cycad Reserve, Africa’s only Rhino Museum and the Baobab Tree Reserve in the Mussina Nature Reserve. The Makapansgat Valley boasts caves and fossils that date back 3.3 million years, making it a must-see. The Kruger National Park is another one of the place you need to visit before leaving the province. Over 70% of the Kruger National Park lies in the Limpopo province, so it’s really the best place to get a taste of the Big Five. Other game and nature reserves of interest include the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park (home to some of South Africa’s most spectacular luxury lodges!), the Polokwane Game Reserve, the Ben Lavin Nature Reserve, the Wolkberg Wilderness Area and Soutpansberg Conservancy.

As if outdoor lovers haven’t been spoilt enough, there is an array of action and adventure activities on offer throughout the province. Because Limpopo boasts seemingly unending stretches of untamed wilderness, there are great hiking trails scattered throughout the province. Try the Stamvrug hiking trails in the Bateleur Nature Reserve and various others in the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve. The Taaibos and Magoebaskloof hiking trails offer the most spectacular scenery – think tropical paradise with waterfalls and lush indigenous forests! - within the Waterberg and Magoebaskloof mountain ranges. Other outdoor activities include exciting 4x4 trails, trout fishing, microlight flights and ballooning. For the more adventurous at heart, there’s abseiling, tandem skydiving, river rafting and hunting.

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