Limpopo Province Popular Attractions

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Alpha Omega Bible Sculpture Garden in Ohrigstad

Alpha Omega Bible Sculpture Garden

Popular Attraction in Ohrigstad

The Alpha Omega Bible Sculpture Garden can be found on the way to Echo Caves just off the R36 road before the turnoff to Graskop. Local artist Ron van Zyl did the spiritually inspired artwork.

Alpha Omega Cave in Ohrigstad

Alpha Omega Cave

Popular Attraction in Ohrigstad

Spiritually inspired local artist Doctor Ron van Zyl built the Alpha Omega Cave. In the cave you will see his unusual sculpted vision of angels and demons. Guided tours are given daily.

Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa

Amarula Lapa

Popular Attraction in Phalaborwa

Home to Africa's wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park. Here you can relax, stretch your legs and of course, enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on ice and stock up with a few bottles before journeying on. Comfortable seating, a shop and a warm African welcome await you on entering the high thatch-roof building. Rough stone walls and kraal-style area bestow an authentic bushveld feeling. The Amarula Lapa is crucial to the lives of the local inhabitants who provide the Marula fruit for pulp processing in season. During the off-season, Amarula sponsor community-based job creation projects to enhance their income. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30 and Saturday 09:00 – 12:00. A fertile fruit? The fruit of the indigenous Marula tree is believed to have aphrodisiac properties and features in tribal fertility rites. Known in folklore as ‘The Marriage Tree’, tribal marriage ceremonies still take place under the umbrella shaped trees.

Balloon Safaris Hoedspruit in Hoedspruit

Balloon Safaris Hoedspruit

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Take to the sky in a hot air balloon for the experience of your life! Sun Catchers Hot Air Ballooning offers one-hour long flights from Hoedspruit over the scenic Blyde River. Soar above a mix of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Weather permitting, Sun Catchers also offer flights over the Kapama Nature Reserve.

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise in Hoedspruit

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Enjoy a lovely boat ride on the Blyde Dam, where you can savour the splendor of the Blyde River Canyon. Your tour guide will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels. Wildlife is abundant; you'll be able to spot hippo, crocodile, as well as fish eagle. During the cruise, you can learn more about the history of the third biggest canyon in the world. Departure times: 9:00, 11:00 and 15:00; Minimum guests: 6 people; Maximum guests: 50 people; Duration: 1½ hours.

Cheerio Trout Fishing in Haenertsburg

Cheerio Trout Fishing

Popular Attraction in Haenertsburg

Set on a pristine property, Cheerio offers enthusiatic fly fishermen 3 dams to cast their flies in. This is stricly fly fishing only, which means no bait or spinners allowed. The resort offers beginner rods for rental, as well as a stock of flies for purchase.

Cyril Jackson Observatory in Haenertsburg

Cyril Jackson Observatory

Popular Attraction in Haenertsburg

This ruin of the old Cyril Jackson Observatory was built by the world famous astronomer of the same name. It was built on his farm called Hilltop and finished in 1955. It had a retractable roof. The Haebertsburg skies are still very good for stargazers today.

Echo Caves in Ohrigstad

Echo Caves

Popular Attraction in Ohrigstad

The Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo. This interesting geological site can be found 15 km west of the Strydom Tunnel on the Abel Erasmus Pass and 26 km north of Ohrigstad on the Lydenburg/Tzaneen road. The natural caves are well known for the hollow dolomite in this area. If the stalactites are struck, the echo can be heard for miles. Hour long tours take visitors through beautiful large chambers with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites.

Elephant Back Safaris in Hoedspruit

Elephant Back Safaris

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Experience the thrill of riding elephants. The tour is provided at the Kapama Private Game Reserve and lasts for about an hour. Learn how to get onto the back of an elephant. These gracious animals tend to grab a grassy snack along the way. You are returned to the elephant boma after the ride. Videos can be made on request.

Equus Horse Safaris in Vaalwater

Equus Horse Safaris

Popular Attraction in Vaalwater

Equus Horse Safaris operates on Equus Reserve in horse-riding heaven, the Waterberg Mountains, one of South Africa's least explored wilderness areas. Here guests are given an enlightening, unique bush experience on horseback through one of the most exciting riding destinations in the world. The riding pace varies from quiet walks through a stunning mountainous landscape and thick bush on the lookout for birds and game, to long trots and canters where the terrain is easy.

Forever Resorts Warmbaths in Bela Bela (Warmbaths)

Forever Resorts Warmbaths

Popular Attraction in Bela Bela (Warmbaths)

Grab your kids for mega wallowing and splashing about at Forever Resorts Warmbaths. Even if you’re not crazy about family-oriented resorts, a trip to Bela-Bela wouldn’t be complete without a dip in the bubbling hot mineral spring. But if it’s a quiet getaway you’re after be warned – on weekends and school holidays you might be joined by thousands of holiday makers. The source of the ancient spring gushes out 22 000 litres of water at 52 degrees Celsius every hour. Rich in limestone minerals including calcium carbonate, sodium chloride and other salts, the water is popular for healing treatments. Apart from the hydro therapy of the Jacuzzi, indoor hydro pools and the main pool, the resort offers cable water skiing, go-karts, mini quads, a fufi-slide, pedal boats, target shooting, 'Monster Web' climbing, putt-putt, kids play park, speed slide, wave pool – the list is endless! Day visitors are welcome from 07:00 – 17:00 December rates subject to change: adults R130, children 3 – 13 R100.

George's Valley Gorge in Haenertsburg

George's Valley Gorge

Popular Attraction in Haenertsburg

Situated in the Magoebaskloof between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen, the picturesque George's Valley is renowned for its beauty and friendly inhabitants. It’s a perfect stop over en-route to the Kruger National Park or for family holidays and weekend getaways. Known as the adventure hub of the Limpopo, George's Valley Gorge is a magnet for adrenaline junkies with a variety of thrills ranging from mild to wild. Try the magnificent Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour and experience the exhilaration of sliding through the forest on a two-hour Tarzan and Jane adventure! Magoebaskloof Adventures also offer awesome kloofing, abseiling, quad biking, fly-fishing, tubing, horse riding, a 4x4 course and mountain biking.

Giant Baobab in Duiwelskloof

Giant Baobab

Popular Attraction in Duiwelskloof

Drink a pint inside the widest tree in the world! The legendary Sunland Baobab in Modjadjiskloof is internationally celebrated for being the widest of its species in the world. These magnificent trees evoke impressions of quintessential Africa, and if they could speak - many a fascinating tale could be told.Locals believe this baobab could be as old as 6000 years. Feasibly, it is most likely 1000 years old. Carbon dating from samples taken inside the hollows of the tree indicates that the tree was scorched by fires in 1650, 1750-1780, 1900, 1955 and 1990.Old baobabs eventually become hollow inside, and the Sunland Baobab has wonderful caverns within its incredibly wide girth. In 1993, the owners of Sunland Farm cleaned out the hollows and found artefacts of Bushmen and first white settlers.The spacious caverns were then turned into a pub and wine cellar - the famous Baobab Tree Bar and Wine Cellar! The ‘Baobar’ can accommodate up to 60 people. This unusual landmark has since become a popular tourist destination in the Limpopo Province. In spring, the Sunland Baobab produces beautiful, large flowers and attracts a variety of birds - including two pairs of owls.

Horizon Horseback Safaris in Vaalwater

Horizon Horseback Safaris

Popular Attraction in Vaalwater

Horizon Horseback Safaris offers riders two guided experiences on some of the most spectacular wildlife farms in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. The emphasis is on quality wildlife viewing on well trained and cared for horses with Horizon guides. Horses are chosen to suit each guest’s ability from the large ranch herd.

Kaross Workers Studio in Letsitele

Kaross Workers Studio

Popular Attraction in Letsitele

Just outside the little town of Letsitele is the workshop of one of the most impressive craft projects in Limpopo. Hundreds of local ‘Karosswerkers’ embroider intricate and unusual designs inspired by their lives and environment. These eye-catching ethnic creations take the form of useful mats, cushion covers, bags, clothing jewellery and artworks. Home to the Shangaan and Sotho people, Kaross Workers encourages their rich tradition of embroidery and art, creating diverse possibilities for a healthy exchange among artists. Open Monday to Thursday 07:00 - 17:00, Friday 07:00 - 14:30.

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