The Limpopo-province is South Africa’s most northern province, rich of wildlife and culture, lying within the great curve of the Limpopo River. Spectacular mountain scenery beckons hikers, climbers and bikers. Come to a region of infinite scenic beauty with a great diversity of both natural and man-made attractions, rich cultural heritage and an abundance of wildlife and nature-based activities. Limpopo contrasts from true bushveld country to majestic mountains, un-spoilt wilderness and patchworks of farmland. The vegetation ranges from primeval indigenous forests, to bush and shrub-land, and semi-desert areas.
Meet the locals
Experience community and life during a homestay visit in the Venda village, Makushu. Participate in traditional activities of dance, drumming, floor making, bead working or beer making. Local guides take care of you from meeting at the Royal Kraal until your departure. Meals are prepared and served by your hosts. Near Phalaborwa, is the Pedi village Mashishimale. Take part in mat-making and marula nut cracking. Pick mangoes in season. Enjoy the warm hospitality when staying overnight, with a homestay mama (host).
Wide range of game- and nature reserves
One of the most famous game reserves in Limpopo is Kruger National Park. Adjacent to Kruger, there are different private game reserves; Greater Kruger. A stay in Greater Kruger is more exclusive, where you will spend your time driving through the reserve with a ranger. However, when it comes to wildlife and nature, Limpopo has a lot more to offer. On the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana, you will find Mapungubwe National Park, known for its beautiful landscape; unique sandstone formations, woodlands, riverine forest and baobab trees. Besides South Africa’s national park, you will find different nature reserves that are less touristic and more off-the-beaten-track. A must visit for the adventurous traveler, looking for the quit and vast landscapes.
Activities for the adventurer
Of course a game is a must-do activity when visiting one of the beautiful game reserves in Limpopo. However, there are different ways of spotting the animals, such as by mountain biking or a bush walk. For the hiker there are beautiful hiking trails in Limpopo, like the Soutpansberg or Magoebaskloof.
Abang Africa Travel
With hundreds of highlights and experiences, we help you to plan and book your travel arrangements. Select destinations, tours and accommodation options as well as varied activities that interest you. Abang Africa professional consultants will always ensure that you get value for money and journey with a light carbon footprint.
Must-do activities in Limpopo
- Game drive
- Canopy tour
- Visit the Sagole Baobab – the largest baobab in South Africa
- Hiking Magoebaskloof
- Traditional floor making