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Limpopo Province sits right up in the north, bordering the countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It’s a province of wildlife and baobab trees, exotic fruit and the wide Limpopo River. Here you can explore the less touristy northern portion of the Kruger National Park, as well as luxury private reserves. The Phalaborwa gate to the...

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Fifty Seven Waterberg

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
5 Luxury Rooms
PPS from R 3,875

Only three hours north of Johannesburg, Fifty Seven Waterberg lies nestled in the 35 000 ha Welgevonden Game Reserve, home to the Big Five and over 50 different mammal and 300...


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Khaya Ndlovu Manor House

Hoedspruit
4 Bedrooms and 1 Honeymoon Room
PPS from R 2,050

A mere 45-minute flight from Johannesburg, Khaya Ndlovu is Sepedi for ‘Home of the Elephant’, where these and Africa’s big game roam the 15 000 ha Blue Canyon Conservancy at...


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Sable Lodge

Mabula Game Reserve
Exclusive use self-cater lodge with 4 chalets and a clubhouse

Safari Lodge in the Waterberg just under two hours from Johannesburg, Sable Lodge is in the heart of the magnificent 10 000ha malaria-free Mabula Game Reserve, where the Big...


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Blyde Mountain Country House

Blyde River Canyon
15 bedroooms & cottages, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 687

The Drakensberg mountains rise magnificently, forming the lip of the Blyde River Canyon, just past Blyde Mountain's garden. Blyde Mountain's thatched buildings are tucked away...


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Tshwene Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
4 Rooms, 1 Honeymoon Room
PPS from R 3,900
Includes All Meals and activities
Special Deal

Tshwene Lodge enjoys an elevated position looking down the Taaibos River valley in the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. An intimate, secluded Big Five safari...


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Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa

Modimolle (Nylstroom)
6 Bedrooms, 5 Suites and 2 Luxury Tents
PPS from R 900
Includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Leeuwenhof is a romantic Country Lodge situated in the Waterberg Mountains, just 2 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport. A timeless tranquillity emanates from the...


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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Pavilion-style Safari Tents
PPS from R 6,750

Simbavati is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It takes its name from the...


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Ant's Nest

Vaalwater
6 Rooms
PPS from R 3,900

Ant’s Nest is owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber, descendants of some of the earliest pioneers in the area who settled here in 1886. This welcoming bush home is located on a...


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Ant's Hill

Vaalwater
1 Room, 4 Cottages
PPS from R 4,600

Ant’s Hill is owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber, descendants of some of the earliest pioneers in the area who settled here in 1886. This unique bush home is located on a...


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Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Safari Tents & 3 Family Chalets
PPS from R 5,250

Simbavati is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It takes its name from the...


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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
21 rooms

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is Sir Richard Branson's safari lodge located in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Guests can choose to stay in either Rock Lodge or Safari Lodge...


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The Village at Fairview

Tzaneen
10 Suites
PPS from R 730

Set on the Fairview Golf Estate alongside the Great Letaba River with its rich riverine vegetation is this luxury hideaway, the Village at Fairview. A collection of stylish...


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Kambaku River Sands Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Luxury Chalets
PPS from R 5,300

In the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, home to the world famous white lions and Big 5, within the Greater Kruger National Park. Owner-run, ensuring warmth and...


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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Balule Nature Reserve
6 Rondavels and 2 Family Lodges
PPS from R 2,925
Includes All Meals and activities

In the heart of the African wilderness, lies the tranquil retreat of Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge. Set in the vast Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park, the...


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Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
8 Chalets
PPS from R 1,595

Set under spreading marula trees at the foot of the Waterberg mountains, Itaga Private Game Lodge is in a malaria-free area, less than two hours from Johannesburg. Set in the...


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Bushwa Private Game Lodge

Vaalwater
4 Tents, 1 Spa Bedroom, Rustic Tree House and Family Bush Camp
PPS from R 1,500

Set high on a ridge in the unspoilt malaria-free Waterberg biosphere, Bushwa offers stunning views and a unique African bushveld experience. Warm hospitality, excellent...


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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
5 Rondavels, 6 Suites
PPS from R 3,100

Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers outstanding Big 5 game viewing at excellent value for money. ...


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Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Walking Safaris

Kruger National Park
8 Bush Chalets (Safari Lodge) and 4 tents (Plains Camp)
PPS from R 4,470
Includes All Meals and activities

Experience the iconic Kruger National Park from the comfort of Rhino Post Safari Lodge, enjoying daily game drives, or stay at Plains Camp and explore this wilderness area on...


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Kambaku Safari Lodge Timbavati

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Rooms
PPS from R 3,900

In the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, home to the world famous white lions and Big Five, within the Greater Kruger National Park. Owner-run, ensuring warmth and...


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Ekuthuleni Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
5 Rooms
PPS from R 3,900
Includes All Meals and activities
Special Deal

In the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg, lies Ekuthuleni Lodge or "place of peace”. In a natural basin surrounded by low hills with...


Motswari Private Game Reserve
This is one of South Africa's jewels nestled within...

Venda Art Experience at Leshiba Wilderness Lodge
Magical game reserve on top of the Soutpansberg...

Venda and Tsonga Cultural Tours at Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge
From the sacred forests of Venda, via gigantic...

Venda Culture Experience at Mashovhela Lodge and Morning Sun Nature Reserve
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Create your own masterpiece from wood, clay or beads....

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Limpopo travel guide

Limpopo Province sits right up in the north, bordering the countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It’s a province of wildlife and baobab trees, exotic fruit and the wide Limpopo River. Here you can explore the less touristy northern portion of the Kruger National Park, as well as luxury private reserves. The Phalaborwa gate to the Kruger National Park is just 2 km from the town centre.

Limpopo’s mountains and lakes form the sites of ancient civilisations, hot springs and the mystical tribespeople of Modjadji, the Rain Queen. The Great North Road from Pretoria to Zimbabwe runs through Limpopo, long settled by the artistic Venda, North Sotho and Tsonga peoples. For malaria-free game viewing, head straight to the peaceful Waterberg. For history going back millions of years, explore the Makapansgat Valley, with its baboons and vervet monkeys.

In and around the Kruger National Park:

  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve - a private reserve known for having enormous numbers of game and therefore sightings of the Big Five are practically guaranteed. There are lots of five-star luxury camps and reserves within Sabi Sand, ready to pamper guests with elegance, great food and highly qualified guides.
  • Timbavati Private Game Reserve – was once famous for the white lions that were found here. Timbavati offers excellent game viewing and some really magnificent lodges and guest houses. Although game drives are the easiest way to see the most animals, you can also experience the thrill of the bush by doing a bush walk, foot safari or wilderness trail.
  • Thornybush Private Game Reserve - Exclusive lodges offer intimate safari experiences, tailored to needs ranging from family holidays to conferences. Enjoy dinner around the fire after a rewarding day of game viewing.
  • Hoedspruit – home to the Balule Nature Reserve and the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Cheetah Projects. Stop off at the popular Bombyx Mori Sill Factory on the road to the Blyde River Canyon.

Other nature reserves:

  • Waterberg District – these fern-filled mountains have been named a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. There are at least five game and nature reserves to base yourself in. The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Marakele National Park and Mabula Game Reserve are all fantastic places to immerse yourself in the bush, among stunning rivers and valleys, where members of the Big Five roam in their numbers. You might even pick up an artefact dating back to the Stone Age.
  • The Soutpansberg – Your best place to see incredible upside-down baobab trees. Look out for elephants munching the leaves. The Soutpansberg stretches 130 km from west to east through the Northern Limpopo region. In some of the rural villages you will see expert Venda and Tsonga people working on their famous woodcarving, pottery and textiles.

Up in the green mountain ranges:

  • Tzaneen – Beautiful green Tzaneen is set among the mountains. Foodies must visit the decadent nougat factory at Agatha, then pamper themselves with delectable teatime treats at the Coach House.
  • Modjadji Cycad Nature Reserve – A belt of mist has created a strangely fascinating cycad tree forest with some of the oldest cycads on earth. Close by is the kraal of the secretive Balobedi tribe, a matriarchal society ruled by successive rain queens called Modjadji (only women are allowed to enter the homestead).
  • Haenertsberg – A cosy mountain village that’s big on atmosphere. After your day of hiking, kloofing, trout fishing and mountain biking, stop at the local pub, the Atholl Arms. Meet locals and fellow travellers as you play chess or backgammon, sip wine or listen to live jazz. The annual Spring Fair draws quite a crowd and turns the village into a hive of activity.
  • Magoebaskloof - The magic of Magoebaskloof is flaunted during the Azalea Festival, when the valleys explode with colour. If you miss it, not to worry, as the untamed beauty of these forests and waterfalls will reward a hike at any other time.

African cultural experiences:

  • Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape – An absolutely stunning World Heritage Site that was Africa’s first kingdom. You can see remnants of a highly sophisticated ancient civilisation that remained undiscovered until recent times.
  • Makapansgat Caves – North of Mokopane is one of the most significant and exciting paleontological sites in the world. In this once marshy wetland, fossil evidence was found of human-like primates who lived in limestone caves. You can explore the cave system, best done with a guide.