Hidden gems of Limpopo

21 Jul 2016

Attractions waiting to be explored

Thaba Manzi Wildlife Services


Near the Waterberg Mountain Range is the Thaba Manzi Wildlife Services – here you’ll be inspired by the organisation’s mission, which is to contribute to wildlife conservation. From rhinos and buffaloes to llamas, this sanctuary houses many precious animals that have been captured and rehabilitated.

The Sunland Big Baobab


Be in awe of the 1700-year-old baobab trees at The Sunland Big Baobab in Modjadjiskloof. Apparently, when these magnificent trees reach a thousand years old, they begin to hollow inside. As a result, Sunland has created the world-famous Baobab Tree Bar, where visitors can quench their thirst. Adults pay a R25 entrance fee while kids enter for free.

Makapan Caves 

Mokopane Caves

Visit the Makapan Valley (the only cultural heritage site in Limpopo) and discover the Makapan Caves. It’s a paleontology site where visitors can learn more about human evolution thanks to the paleontological deposits and other artifacts that can be found in the caves. 

Debengeni Waterfall


Named by the Pedi tribe and directly translated to “Place of the Big Pot”, the Debengeni Waterfalls can be found at the base of the Magoebaskloof Mountains between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen. These amazing waterfalls offer a great venue to kick back, picnic or swim – but beware of the slippery rocks. 

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Protea Hotel Ranch Resort


Just two hours north of Pretoria is the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Besides the top-class service from staff, the luxurious suites and recreational facilities on offer, guests get an opportunity to witness free-roaming lions in their natural habitat.

Tzaneen Country Lodge


Both elegant and modern, there’s no denying that the Tzaneen Country Lodge is a top-class establishment. Situated on 150 hectares of farmland and indigenous forest, the lodge makes for a perfect tranquil getaway. 

Warmbaths – A Forever Resort




If it’s relaxation and escapism you seek, travel to the town of Bela-Bela where you’ll find Warmbaths – A Forever Resort. This amazing venue caters to every guest’s needs, whether it be a refreshing swim in the pool or a long soak in a hot spring. Their accommodation ranges from log cabins to exclusive hotel rooms, and there’s plenty of other activities if getting wet is not your thing.

With so much to see and do in Limpopo, it can be difficult to decide where to begin. Here’s a guide to get you started and to explore more of this amazing province. Take a Sho’t Left to Limpopo with these incredible deals.