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Bundox Safari Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 44 in 9 rooms

Bundox Bushcamps is situated on a small nature reserve on the Geurnsey Road near Hoedspruit, making it the perfect accommodation base close...
Bundox Bushcamps is situated on a small nature reserve on the Geurnsey Road near Hoedspruit, making it the perfect accommodation base close to the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. The property has beautiful African bush; home to Afrocan wildlife such as duiker, nyala and bushbuck, and of course we have excellent birdlife on the property. Guests are able to walk on the property, or simply laze around the sparking swimming pool. We have a choice of accommodation from luxury safari tents to fully equipped self-catering chalets – all with en-suite facilities. Children of any ages are welcome. Let our chef prepare delicious South African meals for you as you enjoy listening to the night sounds of the bush as the sun sets. There are so many things to do and see in the area ; why not take a boat cruise on the Swadini dam and view parts of the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, take a drive in to the Kruger park to spot the Big Five animals, or enjoy the thrill of a sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle, with guide and tracker. Learn more about our African wildlife by visiting an animal rehabilitation centre, or visit the famous “Jessica the Hippo”.
from R1050

Motsomi Lodge & Tent Camp

8 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Motsomi Lodge & Tent Camp offers exclusivity and diversity with regard to its accommodation. Choose between thatched en-suite chalets...
Motsomi Lodge & Tent Camp offers exclusivity and diversity with regard to its accommodation. Choose between thatched en-suite chalets complete with bar fridges, tea and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning and TV, or rustic East African-style safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom. The recent addition to Motsomi Lodge is Motsomi Wedding and Conference Venue which can cater for every type of function, from dinners for 120 guests to more intimate bushveld barbecues. Motsomi is home to a variety of animals including leopard and cheetah, and game may be viewed on foot or on game drives. Facilities at Motsomi include two solar heated swimming pools, a poolside barbecue and entertainment area, thatched and open air lapas, a lounge with DStv, and an entertainment area.
from R670

Bosveldskerm Guest House

6 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 8 rooms

The Bosveldskerm is situated next to the N11 headed to Botswana, in the heart of the bushveld. It is approximately 60 km from the...
The Bosveldskerm is situated next to the N11 headed to Botswana, in the heart of the bushveld. It is approximately 60 km from the Groblersbrug border post in the town of Baltimore. We cater for a wide variety of guests in a range of accommodation options. The guest house offers three en-suite rooms, two with double beds and one with single beds. The tent camp offers five Safari Tents. One tent with a double and two single beds, and four Safari tents with three single beds all en-suite. The camp has a communal fully equipped kitchen with all needed cookware. There's a beautiful lapa and braai area to sit and relax by the open fire, under the bushveld sky and experience the most magnificent sunsets. The restaurant for our sleep over guest is open between 17:00 and 19:00 where the whole family can indulge in a superb freshly prepared meal. Breakfast is served between 7:15 and 8:30. Restaurant is closed on Sundays. You can cool off in the swimming pool during the hot Bushveld summers.
from R800
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Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp

Sleeps 84 in 27 rooms

Special Offer   Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps are located within the Manyeleti Game Reserve just a short drive...
Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps are located within the Manyeleti Game Reserve just a short drive from the gate to the Kruger National park. The camps offer breathtaking wildlife experiences at the same time as pampering the senses with meticulous service and superb cuisine. There are two camps available, Mantobeni and Khoka Moya. Both camps offers accommodation in 12 luxurious tents with private bathrooms, mosquito netting and a patio. There are three hearty meals prepared each day for your enjoyment. There are two game drives each day with the opportunity for walking safaris, bird watching. relax by the boma fire in the evening, in the pool or by the bar with a cool refreshing drink.
from R6000

Muweti Bush Lodge

13 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Muweti Bush lodge is a small intimate lodge accommodating eight guests. Four in the tented camp, which consists of two tented chalets each...
Muweti Bush lodge is a small intimate lodge accommodating eight guests. Four in the tented camp, which consists of two tented chalets each sleeping two people, and four in our self-catering cottage. The positioning of the tented chalets gives a truly unusual sense of fusion with the bush, and an opportunity to sleep in close proximity to the wilds of Africa. The cottage on the other hand gives you an opportunity to do your own thing on a self-catering basis while still having access to facilities at the lodge. Children under 12 at the lodge by special arrangement only.
from R1100

Blouberg Nature Reserve

5 Reviews
Sleeps 66 in 11 rooms

Blouberg is a 9300-hectare provincial government-owned nature reserve in the Limpopo Province. It offers guests the exciting opportunity to...
Blouberg is a 9300-hectare provincial government-owned nature reserve in the Limpopo Province. It offers guests the exciting opportunity to experience a rich diversity of plant and animal life in rustic accommodation along the mixed bushveld, woodland and riverine. Accommodation on offer includes the Mashatu Camp which consists of four family cottages, the Tamboti Bush Camp with safari tents, Molope Campsites and the Modumele Wilderness Camp, a more rustic experience and not for the faint hearted. Due to the presence of dangerous game, only guided hikes are permitted and self-drive game drives are possible, preferably using a vehicle with a high ground clearance. To access the southern region a 4x4 is required and vehicles may not be driven off existing roads. Travellers need to always be aware of their surroundings when disembarking from vehicles as a confrontation with a buffalo or a leopard is always a possibility. Animals found on the reserve include Cape buffalo, giraffe, eland, sable, waterbuck, gemsbok, red hartebeest, zebra, kudu, bushbuck, impala, mountain reedbuck, klipspringer, steenbok, duiker, warthog and bushpig. Predators recorded are leopard, cheetah, caracal, brown and spotted hyena, and numerous small mammals like civet, red spotted genet and African wildcat. The bird list stands at more than 230 species of which the flagship for the reserve is the Cape vulture. The breeding colony hosts more than 650 breeding pairs and forms a stronghold for this threatened species in southern Africa. Visitors can view these birds at close range, especially during winter months at the Vulture Restaurant when they come to bathe daily at the waterhole.
from R180

Chisomo Bush Lodge

Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Chisomo Bush Lodge offers a natural bush experience for small groups. The tranquil and beautiful lodge is located on the most spectacular...
Chisomo Bush Lodge offers a natural bush experience for small groups. The tranquil and beautiful lodge is located on the most spectacular location of the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, with 180-degree views over the magnificent mountains, bush and river. The Karongwe Private Game Reserve is located in Limpopo Province and is home to the spectacular Big 5, as well as over 50 species of indigenous wildlife including lion, leopard, elephants, buffalo, and rhino. Set in on over 9,000 hectares of carefully maintained bush land, there is no better place to experience real African bush than in the Karongwe Reserve. Chisomo Bush Lodge is a charming camp, remotely located deep into the bush and adjacent to the Makhutswe River. The camp is best suited for small groups of 12 or more guests. All tents feature en-suite bathrooms with a shower and come complete with fans, hairdryers, minibars, tea and coffee-making facilities, and electricity. Chisomo Bush Lodge also offers a fully licensed bar on a scenic deck, a swimming pool area, and a boma for outdoor dining. Transfers to and from the lodge as well as babysitting services can be provided on request. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, including daily game drives, guided walks, horse riding, trips to the Kruger National Park and Panorama Route, hot-air balloon trips, boat trips and adventure sports, including paintball, quad biking and water rafting.
from R5640

Bushwa Game Lodge

10 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 7 rooms

Bushwa Game Lodge is situated on 1000ha in the beautiful province of Limpopo in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere; the ideal stop over...
Bushwa Game Lodge is situated on 1000ha in the beautiful province of Limpopo in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere; the ideal stop over on route to Botswana. Offering an unique African experience, the lodge is home to a large variety of game including giraffe, eland, kudu, red hartbeest and njala. The lodge offers guests a variety of accommodation, one of which is the 20 sleeper Bush-camp Lodge which has five rooms, two tented chalets and a loft room. The Tree House offers comfortable accommodation for two while each of the Luxury Safari Style Tents sleep four guests. The Deluxe Spa Room is ideal for two guests. The rates include breakfast, high tea, dinner and two game drives per day. Lunch can be ordered at an additional cost and high tea is served at 14:30. Bushwa Game Lodge have big trees with hammocks so that guests can relax and around the pool as well as a wooden deck and outside bar. Conference facilities are also available. Guests can enjoy various activities such as game Drives by qualified game drives, clay pigeon shooting and target shooting. We also have a spa on the premises.
from R3000

Ngama Tented Safari Lodge

12 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Ngama, meaning "Place of the Eagles" is a delightfully intimate, family-run tented safari lodge that offers a true African experience,...
Ngama, meaning "Place of the Eagles" is a delightfully intimate, family-run tented safari lodge that offers a true African experience, where guests fall asleep to the sounds of the bush and are pampered with the warm-hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa. Sharing borders with the renowned Thornybush and neighbouring the famous Kruger National Park, guests are invited to experience the exhilaration of Big 5 sightings or take part in some special interest safaris, such as walking or birding around the beautiful bushveld of Guernsey Private Nature Reserve. Sit back, relax and enjoy the African sun, indulge in authentic traditional cuisine, head out on early morning game drives, or escape from it all by exploring the natural beauty of the bushveld from a hot-air balloon. Unwind and relax in one of our six modern, tented suites which offer a tranquil escape for city dwellers and travellers alike. At Ngama Tented Safari Lodge, we’ve taken the utmost care to ensure you experience pure relaxation accompanied by warm and welcoming African hospitality - it’s the little things that really count. Enjoy the romance of canvas, with sounds of the wild and flickering lanterns lighting the camp grounds. Feel the bushveld breeze into your tent or enjoy a view of the great outdoors from the luxurious bathtub. Ngama is an intimate safari lodge with six modern, spacious tented chalets, designed after classic safari tents, but with all the modern amenities. Our tented chalets have been designed to take advantage of their beautiful natural setting, while ensuring guests can enjoy plenty of privacy. Each tented chalet has its own en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower, an outside shower for those wanting a more natural bush wash, and a private deck. The main lodge area is a comfortable place to relax and enjoy a drink or good book while admiring the birdlife around the waterhole, while the sun deck around the pool in the lodge area is the perfect place for those who just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the African sun. Dinner and breakfast are enjoyed outside on one of the decks or around the fire on a chilly winter’s night. Our boma creates a truly memorable atmosphere, where guests enjoy dinner while taking in the sounds of the African bush. Where ever you chose to spend your time at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge, the experience is always completed with the warmest of African hospitality. Discover a world of thrilling adventure in a place surrounded by nature and blessed with year-round sunshine. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, adrenaline junkie or simply love being in nature, there is something for everyone. Ngama Tented Safari Lodge is a naturalist’s paradise and endless hours can be spent exploring the great outdoors, with many activities to suit your mood.
from R2120

Indawo Wilderness Trail Camp

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Indawo Wilderness Trail Camp is located in the Balule Nature Reserve, which is home to Africa’s Big...
Indawo Wilderness Trail Camp is located in the Balule Nature Reserve, which is home to Africa’s Big 5. The reserve also boasts a wide variety of fauna and flora, interesting topography and beautiful vistas. The Balule Nature Reserve forms part of the nearly 3.5 million-hectare greater Kruger National Park, which one of Africa’s few remaining natural ecologies. Indawo focuses on providing a quality wilderness experience through the provision of informative and authentic walking and camping safaris. Trails commence from the Indawo Base Camp in the Balule Nature Reserve south of the Olifants River. Indawo Wilderness Trails provides the platform from which to explore some 3500 acres on foot. Guests are required to provide, carry and prepare their own food, tent and sleeping bag for the duration of the three nights. A maximum of eight and minimum of four guests are guided by an armed and experienced trail ranger and tracker across diverse habitats. Our two trail rangers, with some 40 years combined experience, will not only share their knowledge with you but also encourage you to participate during the trail.
from R3300
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Honeyguide Ranger Camp

Sleeps 30 in 13 rooms

Special Offer   Honeyguide Ranger Camp is situated within the malaria free Entebeni Nature Reserve. The camp offers accommodation with meals and activities...
Honeyguide Ranger Camp is situated within the malaria free Entebeni Nature Reserve. The camp offers accommodation with meals and activities for families, couples and corporate gatherings. There are 13 thatched-roof tents built on wooden decks, each with an outdoor shower and terrace. The main lodge area has a restaurant, bar, library, meeting room and swimming pool. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant. Enjoy a lovely morning breakfasts, a picnic lunches, refreshing sun downers served in the bushveld, and an authentic boma dinners under the stars, all included in the rate.
from R3300

Thaba Monate Game Lodge

14 Reviews
Sleeps 863 in 152 rooms

Thaba Monate Game Lodge is situated between Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) and Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the province of Limpopo, nestling in the...
Thaba Monate Game Lodge is situated between Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) and Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the province of Limpopo, nestling in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains with excellent weather and year-round sunshine and seasonal rain. This premier resort is renowned for its facilities in a magnificent and awe-inspiring reserve spreading over just over 350-hectares that is characterised by its unspoiled natural environment and gravel road, wildlife and relaxed atmosphere under a star-studded African sky. The game lodge is only an hour and a half drive from Johannesburg, and this restful family resort offers fully equipped self-catering chalets in private settings, or alternatively shaded and appealing caravan and camping sites. Our guests come here to get away from the noises of the city thus the reason we do not allow music. Game drives are conducted from open vehicles, and include topics such as game identification and discussion, trees, wild fruit, wild plants, animal tracks and much more. There are also guided nature walks, walking trails, 4x4 trails and mountain biking. Thaba Monate boasts some of the best birding opportunities in the area, so remember to bring your cameras and bird books. (Unfortunately our dam wall will only be rebuilt during 2016). As a well-established and efficiently managed resort, Thaba Monate will ensure you a memorable and relaxing holiday in the ultimate comfort coupled with unrivaled service.
from R150

Mafigeni Safari Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 8 rooms

Welcome to Luxury in Harmony with Nature. This beautifully appointed Lodge is unique in design and offers guests unsurpassed Bushveld...
Welcome to Luxury in Harmony with Nature. This beautifully appointed Lodge is unique in design and offers guests unsurpassed Bushveld vistas and luxury chalets designed and situated to offer our guests seclusion and comfort. The Lodge combines a blend of elegance and modern comfort and is situated in the heart of the Bushveld, only 40 minutes drive from the renowned Kruger Park. Well appointed comfortable chalets each feature en suite bathrooms and private veranda’s overlooking the Bushveld. This is the perfect location to use as a base to explore the wealth of destinations and activities in the area. Cuisine is a superb affair, offering a dramatic fusion of African and Western flavours, surpassing expectations of even the most discerning diner. Your safari experience also includes the opportunity to dine in the bush. Our aim is to provide each guest with professional service and individual attention. Stay long enough, and we’ll introduce you to a variety of trees, birds, reptiles and more than 100 mammals. We invite you to come and share Bushveld stories around the fire, recount the days’ events at the bar, feast at our magnificent dining room table or simply while away your time beside the pool.
from R700

Chisomo Safari Camp

Sleeps 44 in 22 rooms

Chisomo Safari Camp is the ideal camp for group travelling. Luxury safari tents face the beautiful Makhutswe River and wildlife may be...
Chisomo Safari Camp is the ideal camp for group travelling. Luxury safari tents face the beautiful Makhutswe River and wildlife may be watched from the decks as they emerge from the reeds, for grazing kudu, nyala and bushbuck are as common a sight as elephant and even the elusive leopard. Guests enjoy dinners at the luxuriously furnished, thatched public area overlooking the river and the bush, or a traditional braai located at a specially created bush dinner site where traditional dishes are served under the stars. The camp is easily accessible by tour bus and vehicle parking space is provided just outside the reception area. Chisomo is a perfect hub for exploring the tourism hotspots of the Valley of the Olifants, as the camp is located closely to both the Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park. Edeni offers a range of excursions that can be booked on the spot. Game viewing on the Karongwe is exceptional with an unequalled variety of flora and fauna additional to the famous Big 5. Please be advised that the gate entry fees are not included in the rates. Gate entry is now R45.00 per person per stay on entering the Kruger National Park.
from R6640

Destiny Inn

3 Reviews
Sleeps 59 in 20 rooms

Destiny Inn is a peaceful, eco-friendly, private resort situated close to Polokwane/Pietersburg on the R71 Tzaneen road. The Inn is...
Destiny Inn is a peaceful, eco-friendly, private resort situated close to Polokwane/Pietersburg on the R71 Tzaneen road. The Inn is conveniently located 5 km from Savannah Mall, 7 km from the new Mall of the North, 12 km from Peter Mokaba Stadium and in close range of the Medi Clinic and newly built Netcare Pholoso Private Hospitals. We on route to the University of Limpopo in Turfloop. Destiny Inn offers a variety of luxury and budget overnight accommodation for local or foreign travellers in self-catering chalets, guest rooms, backpacker rooms, safari tents, and camping. Destiny Inn also offers a lapa and conference room, a boma for potjies and braais around the campfire, and clean and modern ablution facilities. The Inn has a TV and pool table to keep you entertained. Shuttle services are available to Polokwane city.
from R450
This camp is situated in the Limpopo riverine forest, which offers excellent birding and it is...
This camp is situated in the Limpopo riverine forest, which offers excellent birding and it is located in the western section of the park. The camp is close to the Maloutswa Pan hide.
from R820

Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve & L'Orange Bleue

22 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 8 rooms

In a luxury bushveld eco lodge come and experience something different, a real African experience...
In a luxury bushveld eco lodge come and experience something different, a real African experience with a Latin touch and also our French fine cuisine at L’Orange Bleue, the restaurant of Thaba Pitsi; the best restaurant in Limpopo. The quietness of Thaba Pitsi's 500-hectare wildlife sanctuary, without the intrusion of television, telephone and radio, is the perfect getaway from the stress of city living. Thaba Pitsi eco lodge is an oasis of peace and tranquility which offers an exclusive out-of-Africa experience with ample wildlife and a beautiful setting, in a malaria-free area; an experience to savour and enjoy. Thaba Pitsi which means 'mountain of the zebras', in Northern Sotho is situated in the Waterberg in Limpopo, the Province of Peace. Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve is located in close proximity to Gauteng; one-and-a-half hours' drive from the Johannesburg International Airport and one hour’s drive from Pretoria. The Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province is noted for its moderate climate and is considered South Africa's last great wilderness. Thaba Pitsi has been included in the Sleepover, the good lodge guide, as part of the top 10 most beautiful lodges in Mpumalanga, North West Province and Limpopo Province. Only three lodges out of the 10 are situated in our province. Thaba Pitsi and L’Orange Bleue has earned a proud reputation for its excellent service and fine cuisine. Best restaurant in Limpopo awarded a Bibendum by Michelin guide NEOS, as well as four stars in the 2003 to 2010 edition of Magazine's top 100 South African restaurants, selected by BBC Food Program as being one of the best restaurant of South Africa, selected for Off the Menu BBC show, complimented by a selection of quality wines and popular liqueurs for connoisseurs of good living. From Wine Magazine's top 100 restaurants 2004, 'If Warmbaths is mentioned in your guide,' says the Michelin Guide for South Africa, 'it is due to Thaba Pitsi'. We propose you to experience an 'eco tourisme de qualité', which means holidays in luxurious accommodations entirely respectful of the nature.
from R2800

Rooi-Ivoor Safari Camp

14 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Rooi-Ivoor Safari Camp is a small, rustic bush camp situated at the foot of the Waterberg mountains and nestled near the hot mineral...
Rooi-Ivoor Safari Camp is a small, rustic bush camp situated at the foot of the Waterberg mountains and nestled near the hot mineral springs of Naboomspruit in the Limpopo Province. Rooi-Ivoor is ideally situated only an hour and a half's drive from Pretoria, in a malaria-free area. This small safari tent bush camp offers an ideal bushveld getaway. Our thatched-roof safari tent sleeps up to six guests and are equipped for self-catering. Thatched-roof Safari Tent contains a double bed and four single beds, with a separate bathroom equipped with a shower. The kitchen has electric lights and a fridge and the camp also features braai facilities. Guests can enjoy a relaxing and reflecting time of tranquility and intimacy. Enjoy the free-roaming nyalas and bird viewing right from the comfort of your camp. Attractions in the surrounding area include Marakele National Park, Nylsvley Nature Reserve, Lapalala Game Reserve, Euphoria Golf Course, and Shakama Game Farm.
from R500

Bushman's Hide

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Fall in love at Bushman’s Hide, the heart of the Waterberg. Hidden in the Waterberg biosphere nature reserve, Bushman’s Hide is a...
Fall in love at Bushman’s Hide, the heart of the Waterberg. Hidden in the Waterberg biosphere nature reserve, Bushman’s Hide is a welcoming vision of understated luxury amid the archaeological treasures and biological diversity of this beautiful wilderness. With just four luxury safari tents – each with a queen bed, bathroom, bar fridge, coffee station, private patio and outdoor fireplace – Bushman’s Hide offers a special tranquillity and romance. Enjoy three delicious meals daily – served on your private patio, at the poolside, beside the fire, on the lookout deck, or packed into a picnic basket. Activities include nature walks, easy quad biking trails, visits to the Heuser family’s beloved Nguni herd, photography retreats, wine tasting weekends and more.
from R1900

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

3 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, Sausage Tree Bush Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as our boundary with Kruger...
Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, Sausage Tree Bush Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as our boundary with Kruger National Park is open and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains forms a majestic backdrop. These family owned and operated safari camps pride themselves on their warm atmosphere with a choice of either African safari tented or historic farm house accommodation. Our unassuming camps promise an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself. Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or open deck under the star-studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on open decks with views the bush and water holes frequented by a variety of resident animals. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4x4 vehicles are the highlights of the day. With our professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africa’s famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as giraffe, zebra, African fish eagles, vultures and the notorious Big 5. Our African safari-style tents are nestled in between marula, knobthorn acacia and sausage trees and overlook a dry river bed, the bush and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains. Each tent is spacious and built in an elevated position with its own special view. The tents are fully furnished and have their own private decks and en-suite bathrooms with baths and outdoor showers. Inverter or eco-based air-conditioners are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights, and set to warm during those colder nights in winter. Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong. In the main reception area visitors will find a lounge for those lazy afternoons, and a dining area that keeps visitors dry when it rains. There is a cosy bar complete with a variety of first-class South African wines. On the open deck outside there is a sunken swimming pool and fireplace where visitors can enjoy those magical African nights. During the day, the deck has unrivalled views of the surrounding bush, dry river bed, water hole and mountains in the background. Sausage Tree Tented Safari Camp's resident staff will ensure that everyone has a memorable stay and becomes part of our continually growing family.
from R4980

Limpopo Province South Africa

Limpopo Province Tented Camp Accommodation

Limpopo Province is Africa undistilled. It is raw and wild and wonderfully enigmatic. With about half of the Kruger National Park and many other game reserves, it has miles and miles of untamed wilderness where the Big Five and other animals roam in a space so large it may almost be considered unfenced. This low-lying area, which is generally referred to as the Lowveld, is archetypical Africa - broad-leafed open forest interspersed with grassy plains dominated by huge bulbous baobab trees.

In stark contrast, the high-lying Waterberg, which rises from the plain like a hippo standing up in a shallow stream, has a totally different vegetation type, but is nevertheless a fantastic game viewing destination with the added advantage of being malaria-free - unlike Kruger and the Lowveld  reserves. For wilderness of a different kind, Limpopo Province has some of the most awesome wilderness hiking in the world. The Blouberg and the Wolkberg (Blue Mountains and Cloud Mountains) are wild and virtually untouched. Experienced hikers can explore spectacular mountainous areas that few people have seen, and climbers can clock up loads of first ascents. Deep and uncharted caves await those brave enough to explore their depths and patient enough to endure the red tape necessary to get permission to mount an expedition.

The Magoebaskloof area is characterised by lovely mountain scenery. Pretty streams with tumbling waterfalls and secluded rock pools wind their way through vast stands of indigenous forest, many with laid out hiking trails. Limpopo has some of the best horseback safaris in South Africa, including luxury trails in the malaria-free Waterberg and one fabulous operation in a Big Five reserve near Kruger. The white water rafting on the Mutale and Olifants Rivers is wet and wild. But there's more to this fascinating place than animals, birds, mountains, rivers and trees. With sacred forests clothed in mist, a hereditary semi-divine queen who can make rain, and mystical lakes inhabited by mythical giant serpents, it's a place of mystery and magic. Over Easter literally millions of adherents of the Zionist Christian Church - a dynamic blend of charismatic Christianity and traditional African beliefs - gather in the holy city of Moria for a long weekend of frenzied devotion. Close to the borders of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana, Mapungubwe was a thriving city state in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, and its remains have yielded fascinating archaeological data, as well as some beautiful artefacts, the most notable of which is an exquisitely worked gold rhino. It is a world heritage site.

Dating from a similar era, Thulamela, in the Kruger National Park, is also worth a visit. Of great botanical, as well as anthropological, importance is Modjaji's Forest - the largest stand of cycads in the world. Consisting of thousands of these austerely beautiful primitive plants, some of which reach over 13m in height, this magical forest has been under the personal protection of Modjaji - the hereditary Rain Queen of the Lobedu people - for centuries. But Limpopo also has its prosaic aspects. Huge iron mines dominate the landscape in places, and the small towns serve mostly the large farming community that breeds cattle and grows delicious tropical crops like avocadoes, citrus fruit, litchis, mangoes, bananas, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts, coffee and tea. The area around Bela Bela (previously called Warmbaths) is renowned for its therapeutic hot springs. In fact, there is a whole string of hot springs all through the province, and the many private game lodges and boutique hotels have attached wellness centres, so it's a great venue for some pampering combined with a bit of game viewing.

Note: If you are planning to travel to the Kruger National Park or Lowveld please be aware that certain parts of this region are malarial. Consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice and refer to our article on malaria.

Limpopo Province is Africa undistilled. It is raw and wild and wonderfully enigmatic. With about half of the Kruger National Park and many other game reserves, it has miles and miles of untamed wilderness where the Big Five and other animals...

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