The Capricorn Region stretches from the Tropic of Capricorn in the north down the central spine of the province to the Mpumalanga border in the south. Capricorn encompasses many diverse landscapes, such as grassy hills and plains, bushveld and misty mountains. Although geographically it is the smallest region, economically it is the most powerful. It also gives the visitor an opportunity to be adventurous and to explore some new tourism attractions in remote Sekhukhuneland, part of the Drakensberg Escarpment. The area has magnificent scenery and great natural beauty and also offers the lure of seeing the traditional African customs and lifestyles that have been practised for many decades.
Farms, mines, San rock art, mountains, cultural villages and history, adventure opportunities – Capricorn has the attractions to appeal to very diverse tastes.
The capital of Limpopo, Polokwane (Pietersburg), is in the centre of the Capricorn Region and is an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the province. The town of Mokopane (Potgietersrus) lies at the centre of one of the country’s richest agricultural regions, in which wheat, tobacco, cotton, beef, maize, peanuts and citrus are produced.
The towering Drakensberg Mountains and the untouched Wolkberg Wilderness Area can be explored from the small town of Haenertsburg in the northern section of the Drakensberg Rrange.
Magoebaskloof and Agatha where forests of indigenous trees, waterfalls and lakes can be visited.