Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (398.5 km from Masvingo)
Lying on the banks of the Great Letaba River just west of Kruger National Park and close to Tzaneen, the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is a fabulous place to view wildlife on foot.
You’ll find none of the big hairy scaries here – just various antelope including rare sable, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, hippo and giraffe. If you’re lucky, you might...
Mutare (238.9 km from Masvingo)
Hillside is a 18-hole golf course, featuring a par 73. A driving range is also available to help you brush up on your swing.
Bulawayo (251.3 km from Masvingo)
This lovely recreational park in the hillside area offers wonderful walking opportunities, botanical gardens, dams, amazing bird life, and the Bean There Restaurant.
Pafuri Gate (264.3 km from Masvingo)
Revisit an ancient African kingdom at the mysterious fortress of Thulamela.
For a glimpse of an early African civilisation that was an offshoot of Great Zimbabwe, go to see the intriguing ruins of Thulamela on the southern banks of the Luvuvhu River near Pafuri in Kruger National Park.
Meaning ‘place of birth’ in the VhaVenda language, the...
North Kruger Park (264.4 km from Masvingo)
Located on the northern part Kruger National Park, Pafuri Camp offers it's guests game viewing, walks and bird watching.
During the drier months, there is plenty of elephant and buffalo to spot, along with resident lion prides and leopards. This area is also regarded as one of the best birding spots, with specialities such as pel’s fishing owl,...
Musina(Messina) (266.7 km from Masvingo)
Messina Golf Club is a well kept and interesting golf course at very reasonable tariffs. There is a nice club house and pub were you can mingle with the friendly local members.
Musina Nature Reserve (269.2 km from Masvingo)
Spot rare antelope and marvel at bizarre trees
Previously named Messina Baobab Forest Reserve for the highest density of baobab trees in South Africa, Musina Nature Reserve is also home to the rare sable antelope.
Other wildlife you are likely to see is giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland and other antelope. Drive the two-hour circular route or get on...
Tshipise (270.3 km from Masvingo)
Sagole Baobab, also known as the Sagole Big Tree, is South Africa's largest baobab.
The impressive tree is located just east of Tshipise in Limpopo. It proudly stands 38.2 metres high, and has a whopping trunk diameter 10.47 metres. It's size is truly something to marvel.
Nyanga (304 km from Masvingo)
Located on the lovely Troutbeck Inn estate, you'll find a gorgeous 18-hole golf course, only 3 hours away from Harare.
The course has been developed among beautiful scenery. Due to it's proximity to the inn, golfers can also make use of the facilities, such as a restaurant and fishing dams, which are fully stocked with brown and rainbow trout.
Thohoyandou (313.5 km from Masvingo)
One of South Africa’s largest natural lakes, Lake Fundudzi is situated near the northern part of the Soutpansberg. Visitors need special permission from Venda leaders to go there which makes its allure even more powerful.
The lake and its surrounding lush forests, waterfalls and mountains is imbued with a mystical and spiritual atmosphere. The...
Galleries and Museums
Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (319.9 km from Masvingo)
Can you hear the drum beat; can you feel the earth spin?
Venture off the beaten track 50km north-east of Louis Trichardt on the R523 between Thohoyandou and Makhado and you’ll find the Museum of the Drum and Dzata ruins.
The rural peacefulness of the place makes it hard to believe that this was once a thriving community. This significant...
Thohoyandou (322.7 km from Masvingo)
Tramp through the Sacred Forest of Magoebaskloof
Easily one of the most stunning trails in the Limpopo, this four-day hiking trail will take you through the mountainous eastern fringe of the Soutpansberg.
The trail winds past a number of revered sites and the burial grounds of Venda chiefs.
A mystical atmosphere permeates the lush indigenous...
Soutpansberg (336.8 km from Masvingo)
Mashovhela, also traditionally known as “the place where the drums can be heard”, is the second most sacred place in Venda folklore. This sacred site is still used occasionally by sangomas in rain-making ceremonies. A few years ago the sangomas beat their drums - shortly after which Venda had the heaviest rains and most devastating floods in...
Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (344.3 km from Masvingo)
Louis Trichardt Golf Club is one of the best 9-hole courses in South Africa, if not the best.
The course features beautiful trees and is kept in excellent condition all year around. You'll experience a very friendly club atmosphere with good facilities, including a bar, board room, function facilities, halfway house, pro shop, putting green and...
Galleries and Museums
Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (345.6 km from Masvingo)
The Dancing Fish Gallery presents an exhibition about Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho culture, as well as their developments with arts and crafts from traditional, to transitional and contemporary.
The craft art shop, linked to the gallery displays arts and crafts from 25 individual artists and crafts groups in Northern Limpopo. If you're keen...