Alldays

The Alldays area stretches from the Limpopo River in the north to Vivo in the south, to Waterpoort in the east and to the Mogalakwena River (meaning “River of Fierce Crocodiles”) in the west. This small town blends in well with the surrounding Bushveld with its many game farms. Hunters and nature enthusiasts are the […]

Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

Makhado, known until recently as Louis Trichardt, lies at the foot of the densely forested Soutpansberg Mountains, surrounded by fertile agricultural land and conveniently close to the Zimbabwean border and the Kruger National Park. It is 100 km south of Beit Bridge Border Post. The town, like so many others in Limpopo, is part of […]

Musina (Messina)

Musina, known until recently as Messina, is the most northerly town in South Africa and the last town before the border with Zimbabwe. Beit Bridge Border Post, South Africa’s busiest border post, lies on the Limpopo River some 18 km north of Musina. The town developed in tandem with the copper mining industry. Copper was […]

Thohoyandou

Thohoyandou is in the far north-eastern corner of the province where the gods and ancestors of the Venda people still wander the earth. The town was once the capital of the former homeland of the Republic of Venda and is still the commercial, administrative and legislative centre of the Venda people. Named after an earlier […]

Haenertsburg and Magoebaskloof

On the slopes of the mighty Wolkberg, part of the northern Drakensberg Mountain Range, lies the picturesque village of Haenertsburg – capital of the “Land of the Silver Mists”. The town was named after Carl Ferdinand Haenert who discovered gold in the area, a discovery that started a gold rush to what became known as […]

Polokwane (Pietersburg)

The name of the capital of the Limpopo, Polokwane, means “Place of Safety”. Known until fairly recently as Pietersburg, it is the largest metropolitan complex in the north of the country. Polokwane was founded in 1884, when the Voortrekkers (early Boer settlers) found it necessary to seek a healthier and safer area south of the […]

Mokopane (Potgietersrus)

Mokopane, known until recently as Potgietersrus, is approximately two hours’ drive from Gauteng, and is an ideal stopover for travellers on their way to Botswana, Zimbabwe or the northern part of the Kruger National Park. It is a joy to travel through this typical bushveld area where the acacia trees and aloes seem to stand […]

Thabazimbi

The word Thabazimbi means “Mountain of Iron”, and refers to the rugged mountains looming over the bush-covered plains and to the iron that was first discovered here in 1919. Development of the area began when iron and steel production started in the 1930s. The town was proclaimed in 1953. In addition to mining, cattle-ranching is […]

Vaalwater

Vaalwater, situated along the upper reaches of the Mokolo River, is the only town in the Waterberg area. The mountainous area around the town is renowned for its lovely scenery and interesting wildlife, such as elephant, white rhino, the endangered black rhino, leopard and buffalo, as well as for more than 300 different species of […]

Waterberg

The Waterberg (“Water Mountains”) are a unique part of Limpopo Bushveld, a jewel yet to be discovered by the average tourist. The mountains cover some 15 000 square km of largely underpopulated, unspoilt bushveld wilderness to the north of the towns of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and Thabazimbi. Rising 600 m above this landscape is the […]