Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

 

Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve Travel Guide

Home to the elusive African wild dog and four of the Big 5, Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve is an exciting addition to Mapungubwe National Park, the site of southern Africa’s first kingdom. Here you can experience quintessential Africa in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, just 80 km from Musina in the Limpopo Valley.

Best loved for its wildlife, Venetia is known for amazing wildlife encounters including lion, elephant, black and white rhino and of course rare African wild dogs. Radio tracking trips for wild dogs and lion are on offer and greatly increase the likelihood of seeing these favourite animals.

Characterised by ancient baobabs and rugged sandstone cliffs, the reserve harbours over 400 bird species. Trained guides point out the specials which include the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Meyer’s Parrot, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Three-banded courser, Meves’s Starling, Tropical Boubou and Senegal Coucal.

Besides radio tracking and bird watching trips with experts, the reserve offers a 4x4 eco route and guided walks to view Bushman paintings and fascinating archaeological sites. And a visit to Mapungubwe wouldn’t be complete without sundowners overlooking the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo Rivers.

Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve Map

Accommodation near Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R698
1 night, 2 adults

Kaoxa Bush Camp

Sleeps 12 Mapungubwe Region Self-catering, Mapungubwe Region Tented Camp in Mapungubwe Region
11.74km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

Kaoxa Bush Camp, in the Limpopo Valley, comprises three intimate stone and thatch cottages and three...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Halcyon Game Lodge

Sleeps 10 Alldays Lodge, Alldays Self-catering in Alldays
12.09km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

Halcyon Game Lodge is a rustic luxury self-catering tented camp nestling on top of a sandstone ridge...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Balerno Bush Lodge

Sleeps 12 Alldays Lodge, Alldays Self-catering in Alldays
13.75km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

Balerno Bush Lodge is an affordable self-catering destination ideal for small groups and families. ...

from R1,305
1 night, 2 adults

Vhembe Wilderness Camp Mapungubwe National Park SANParks

Sleeps 8 Mapungubwe National Park Self-catering in Mapungubwe National Park
14.35km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

In the eastern section of Mapungubwe National Park, Vhembe Wilderness Camp has been built on a small...

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Leokwe Camp Mapungubwe National Park SANParks

Sleeps 72 Mapungubwe National Park Self-catering in Mapungubwe National Park
15.03km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

This is Mapungubwe’s main camp which is located in the eastern section of the park, in the spectacul...

from R980
1 night, 2 adults

Limpopo Forest Camp Mapungubwe National Park SANParks

Sleeps 16 Mapungubwe National Park Self-catering, Mapungubwe National Park Tented Camp in Mapungubwe National Park
15.03km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

This camp is situated in the Limpopo riverine forest, which offers excellent birding and it is locat...

from R230
1 night, 2 adults

Mazhou Camping Site Mapungubwe National Park SANParks

Sleeps 60 Mapungubwe National Park Camping and Caravanning in Mapungubwe National Park
15.03km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

The Mazhou Camping Site in Mapungubwe National Park is situated close to the Limpopo Forest Tented C...

from R3,190
1 night, 2 adults

Tshugulu Lodge Mapungubwe National Park SANParks

Sleeps 9 Mapungubwe National Park Safari in Mapungubwe National Park
15.03km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

This luxury lodge sleeps 12 people in the guest lodge and has six bedrooms, a bath, en-suite swimmin...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Bundox Heritage Camp

Sleeps 22 Mapungubwe Region Lodge, Mapungubwe Region Self-catering in Mapungubwe Region
15.51km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

The Bundox Heritage Camp, which was previously known as Somerville, will truly immerse you in the So...

from R3,180
1 night, 2 adults

Mopane Bush Lodge

Sleeps 16 Mapungubwe Region Safari in Mapungubwe Region
22.25km from Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve

Mopane Bush Lodge is a tranquil bush retreat with attentive personal service at affordable rates. Id...

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