Discover Limpopo

December 06, 2018

Limpopo is South Africa’s northernmost province. Rich in wildlife and home to numerous nature reserves, a trip to Limpopo is the perfect excuse to put on your safari hat and explore the great outdoors.

Here’s where to go and what to do ...

Enjoy a unique encounter at Adventures with Elephants

Experience a close-up encounter with giants at Adventures with Elephants. A large-scale research and conservation project, Adventures with Elephants offers educational interactions and safaris with the animals to learn more about their character and intelligence.

When not educating humans, the elephants roam free on the farm. Adventures with Elephants cares for seven creatures, including two calfs named Bella and Zambezi.

See conservation in action at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is a must-do attraction for anyone interested in wild animals. Focusing on the rehabilitation and conservation of threatened species, the centre is home to rhino, cheetah, Cape buffalo, elephant and lion, to name a few.

The centre offers daily tours that promise to be a unique and educational experience as you explore the large animal enclosures on open safari vehicles with a guide.

Explore the Waterberg

The Waterberg is a large region known for its natural beauty, bushveld savannah and diverse animal population. The area has been named a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco for its unique ecological qualities and relationship to sustainable development.

Here you can say goodbye to the concrete jungle and hello to solitude and vast spaces.

Home to multiple nature reserves, book a stay at Marakele National Park, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Kaingo Game Reserve, Welgevonden Game Reserve or Fumani Game Lodge for an authentic, yet comfortable, experience.

Visit the Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is a bucket-list attraction for anyone interested in wildlife. It is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and home to multitudes of animals, reptiles and bird species.

The Kruger straddles two provinces (Mpumalanga and Limpopo), and Limpopo gives you access to the northern part of the park, considered by some to be more wild and diverse than the southern areas of the park. Explore it on your own, or organise a guided game drive. There are also a number of accommodation options in and near the park.

Follow in the footsteps of ancient royals at Mapungubwe

The Kingdom of Mapungubwe (in the north of Limpopo) is an ancient precolonial state that thrived as a trading centre.

Today it is a Unesco World Heritage Site known as the Mapungubwe National Park. Aside from rich animal and wildlife and an intriguing landscape of sandstone rock formations and baobab trees, the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre is a major drawcard. Here you’ll find a museum displaying the history and artefacts found from the former kingdom, as well as information about the park’s unique ecology.

Image: South African Tourism

Getting there

Mango has partnered with a number of car-hire services to make travelling easier and more affordable for guests. If you’re flying in to a destination with Mango and need a set of wheels to get around, be sure to update your booking online and add this service.

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