Top 10: Getaways in Limpopo

View of the Valley of the Olifants

1 Visit the Olifants Valley

A scenic region comprising the vast wilderness area traversed by the Olifants River on its way into the Kruger National Park, beyond the northern Drakensberg mountains. more

2 View the Blyde River Canyon

The Limpopo side of the Blyde River Canyon is panoramic and offers an unbeatable mountain/bush combo and assorted getaways, hotels, lodges and reserves. more

3 Explore the Limpopo Valley

A variety of eco-friendly and charming camps set amongst the boulders and baobabs on the banks of the ancient Limpopo River, including the must-see Mapungbuwe World Heritage Site. more

4 Plan a trip to the northern Kruger National Park

A landscape featuring ancient koppies, baobab trees and elephants, the northern Kruger has a range of accommodation ranging from super luxury to bring-your-own tent. more

5 Spend time in Magoebaskloof and surrounds

The Magoebaskloof mountain area is great hiking, fishing, walking country. There’s plenty of room at the inns in and around Haenertsburg village, plus friendly hotels and guesthouses. more

6 Visit the land of the Venda

South Africa’s northernmost mountain range offers mountain getaways, romantic retreats, hiking trails and historic routes. more

7 Safari in the malaria-free Waterberg

This malaria-free region offers Big Five reserves, great family getaways and vast wilderness areas, including the beautiful Marakele National Park.

8 Go to the Vhembe district

With tea plantations, silver dams and forests, this is a picturesque and historic part of Limpopo, and offers assorted accommodation from cultural villages to cozy guesthouses. more

9 Visit the rugged Blouberg and surrounds

This is rugged and remote territory, preferred haunt of vultures, rock climbers, adventurers and campers.

10 Push for the far north-western corner of Limpopo

Western Limpopo borders Botswana and offers endless stretches of bushveld, great get-away-from-it-all country.