Game viewing in Limpopo Experience Big Five game viewing at its best

For the ultimate meeting experience, enjoy a luxurious breakaway at one of Limpopo’s many exclusive private game camps. Most of the private game camps, farms or lodges have facilities for a secluded business meeting or team building event in the bush.

Did you know?

The African Ivory Route in Limpopo province is one of the wildest self-drive 4x4 routes in Africa.

Limpopo, South Africa’s northern-most province, is best known for its rich tribal cultures and wild territories. It is home to the growing city of Polokwane, known as the 'Gateway to the Great North. Polokwane is the perfect stepping stone to the wonders of the Kruger National Park, and a destination for larger Limpopo meetings.

The Meropa Casino and Entertainment World on the outskirts of Polokwane is ideal for larger conferences, with a conference centre catering for 600 guests cinema-style. Among the complex’s many facilities is the 102-room Town Lodge Polokwane, a cultural village, day spa, and a bird and reptile park.
 
The city's 5-star Fusion Boutique Hotel, a recipient of an AA Golden Achiever Award in 2010, and winner of the  Best Boutique Hotel Award in the 2011 AA Accommodation Awards, is decorated in French Bordeaux style and has conference facilities for 250 guests.

For a relaxed atmosphere that combines nature and leisure, visit the Waterberg with its wonderful walking and hiking trails and wide range of accommodation options. In Nylstroom, the 5-star Waterberg Convention Centre is another top-class venue with meeting facilities for 120 delegates. And for a small, intimate meetings and a great bush experience,  the award-winning 5-star Shibula Lodge and Bush Spa in the 36 000 ha Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is well worth investigating. It has conference facilities for 16 delegates.

Limpopo meetings can be combined with memorable pre- and post-tours. Among the province's many attractions are the Mapungubwe UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the remains of a thriving African kingdom offer insights into a rich cultural heritage that has stood the test of time; rare mountain cycads; and giant ancient baobab trees - offering great adventure for conference delegates.

For nature-lovers, Nylsvley Nature Reserve near Naboomspruit is famous for birding, while the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park offers impressive wildlife experiences.

Exploring Venda culture is another wonderful adventure. Art lovers should not miss the chance to visit the talented Venda artists in the Soutpansberg region.

Limpopo highlights at a glance:

  •  Mapungubwe World Heritage Site
  •  Kruger National Park
  •  Nylsvley Nature Reserve
  •  Modjadji Cycad Reserve
  •  Limpopo Transfrontier Park
  •  The Waterberg
  •  Venda Art Route
  •  Haenertsburg
  •  Adventure Tourism

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Limpopo Tourism & Parks Board
Tel: +27 (0)15 293-3600
Email: info@golimpopo.com

How to get here

There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Polokwane International Airport as well as to the Kruger Park Gateway Airport at Palaborwa - located just 2km from the Kruger National Park's Palaborwa Gate.

Best time to visit

Limpopo province is a year-round destination although summers can get very hot.

Get around

Limpopo province has excellent road infrastructure and tourist sites are well signposted. Hiring a car is therefore an excellent way to explore the area and spot wild animals in the Kruger National Park.

Where to stay

In the Kruger National Park you can stay at a luxury bush lodge in a private concession. Many of these offer conferencing and team building facilities. South African National Parks also offers a variety of comfortable accommodation options at their rest camps.

What to eat

If you eat meat and are staying in a bush lodge, do try some of the game dishes on the menu. Also try biltong, a cured meat often made from buck or beef - its delicious.