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Limpopo Province - South Africa is a wildlife destination second to none. Filled to the brim with game reserves including the Kruger National Park, it offers outstanding safari opportunities.

Its cultural heritage, such as that surrounding the Rain Queen, Modjadji, exudes a tantalising combination of myth of legend just waiting to be explored.

Limpopo South Africa is the country's most northern region, bordering Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is bushveld country - rolling savannahs abound teeming with fauna of every description, making Limpopo safaris one of the most popular visitor activities.

However, Limpopo's tourism offerings are not restricted to wildlife alone; it has an interesting pre-historic past and a fascinating cultural heritage that speaks of ancient tribes and kingdoms.

One of Limpopo South Africa's biggest drawcards is the Kruger National Park. This 2-million hectare reserve dominates the province's eastern region and is part of the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park between South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

It boasts hundreds of tree, fish, amphibian, reptilian, bird and mammal species, including Africa's Big Five. Game walks and drives, hikes, eco-trails, 4x4 adventures and mountain bike routes provide fantastic ways to explore this untamed wilderness. Similar activities can be enjoyed at the province's other 50-odd parks and reserves.

Limpopo is renowned for its impressive mountains, including the Soutpansberg and Waterberg. There are a number of tourism routes and trails that open up these mountainous regions with their abundant fauna and flora to visitors. A visit to the Waterberg region is a must - this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve features age-old rock formations and stunning scenery.

The province's rich cultural and historical heritage has earned it the reputation of being a land of great mystery. Not only is it home to Modjadji, the legendary Rain Queen whom it's believed can summon rain, but also to the remains of the lost kingdom of Mapungubwe.

This ancient civilisation can be re-discovered at the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site. The site forms part of the Mapungubwe National Park, which also features Iron Age sites, San (Bushmen) rock paintings and fossilised dinosaur footprints and skeletal remains.

A great day outing is a trip to the Amarula Lapa, where you can see how the world famous Amarula Cream liqueur is made.

Other Limpopo Destinations

Mabula Game Reserve | Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

Other South Africa Destinations

Cape Town | Cape Winelands | Garden Route | Kruger National Park | KwaZulu Natal | Limpopo | Madikwe Game Reserve | Mpumalanga | North West Province | Pilanesberg Game Reserve | Sabi Sands Game Reserve

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