Top 10: Fun experiences Limpopo

Kruger National Park Elephants quench their thirst at a waterhole in the Kruger National Park

1 Go on a guided bush walk in the Kruger National Park

African wildlife abounds in this vast wilderness area, including the famous Big Five. Head out on a guided walk to experience the bush and discover its natural secrets more

2 Do the Venda Art Route

Visit artists and sculptors in their homes and studios, take a self-drive adventure along the Venda Art Route, which features amazing sculpture, woodwork, arts and crafts. more

3 Spoil yourself with a soul safari

Enjoy the combination of nature, wildlife and quiet reflection at Garonga in the Makalali Reserve. Sleep out on a platform under the stars, enjoy a Swedish massage in a charming thatched spa, or indulge in an open-air bush bath. more

4 Do the Magoebaskloof Canopy tour

Move between platforms high above an indigenous forest canopy - slide along wires suspended over a river, waterfalls and the forest floor. Sheer forest magic! more

5 Tackle the 4x4 African Ivory Route Trail

Rough and ready! This trail follows the route carved out by early hunters - through game reserves and wilderness areas along the northern, eastern and western boundaries of the Limpopo River. more

6 Visit the Meropa Casino, Polokwane

Fun place to visit for a relaxed lunch, some gentle shopping and the chance to try your hand with Lady Luck at the casino. There is also a butterfly, bird and reptile reserve and go-kart tracks for the kids, and a cultural fair and market here more

7 Go trout fishing in Haenertsberg

Calm, quiet and beautiful. The tranquil lakes and dams of the small Limpopo hamlet offer excellent trout fishing opportunities - and later you can brag about your catch at the local pub. more

8 Visit the remains of an ancient kingdom at Mapungubwe

Archaeologists tell us the rule of the Kingdom of Mapungubwe extended from about 1050 AD to 1270 AD, just as Europe was struggling through the Dark Ages. You can visit this ancient African kingdom which is now a national park. more

9 Spend time at the Polokwane Bird Sanctuary and Game Reserve

A short hop from the capital city, this reserve has over 280 bird species and plenty of smaller game. You can also go on an exciting night time game drive. more

10 View the Bakone Malapa Musuem

This interesting open-air museum offers you a real insight into the traditional lifestyles of the Northern Sotho people who lived here during the 18th century. more