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Venda Bender is a self-drive route through Limpopo province's artistic core, visiting Venda crafters, potters, artists, wood carvers, and sangomas.
Kruger National Park
South Africa’s greatest national treasure, the world-famous Kruger National Park, which offers 2 million hectares of pristine natural environment, straddles both the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. It features 16 different eco systems and along with the much sought after Big 5, it has 147 species of mammals and 507
species of birds. From Limpopo you have easy access to the northern half of Kruger Park which features a drier habitat than the southern region and is home to abundant herds of elephant.
Mapungubwe National Park
The rugged Mapungubwe National Park consists of an extensive savannah landscape situated at the meeting place of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers. This is the land of sandstone formations, mopane woodlands, brooding baobabs, ancient flood plains and unique riverine forests that form a dramatic backdrop for the wealth of wildlife. Mapungubwe is also famous as South Africa’s first kingdom, a highly complex society that rose between 1050 AD and 1270 AD. The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and forms part of the Mapungubwe National Park.
The Waterberg Region
The blue-hued Waterberg mountain range supports a bountiful natural biome of over
15 000 km2. This rugged area largely untouched by tarred roads or human interference is an authentic African savannah experience. The Waterberg is the first region in the north of South Africa identified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the incredible rock formations in evidence were shaped over hundreds of millions of years by riverine erosion. A large portion of the Waterberg’s bushveld country has been given over for the conservation of elephants, white rhino, leopard and buffalo.
Small town pleasures
In some areas, Limpopo boasts something of a sub-tropical climate, which is one of the reasons why it has been known in the past as a veritable ‘Garden of Eden’. The small towns of Magoebaskloof, Haernertsburg and Agatha are great places to visit to enjoy the temperate climate of the Lowveld, while feasting on fine local cuisine and enjoying a luxurious spa treatment at one of the many spas in the area. There are forest walks, delightful picnic spots and the birdlife is nothing short of spectacular.
For the ultimate safari experience, enjoy a luxurious breakaway at one of Limpopo’s many exclusive private game camps. On offer is 5-star accommodation with service and cuisine to match, guided safaris and bush walks or open vehicle safaris in search of the Big 5. Most of the private game camps, farms or lodges have facilities for a secluded
business meeting in the bush, South Africa’s popular bosberaad safaris, and all sorts of team building opportunities.
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
• Adventure Tourism
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Limpopo Tourism & Parks Board
Tel: +27 (0)15 293-3600