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Limpopo Accommodation – Accommodation Limpopo

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Limpopo Province borders Mozambique in the east, Swaziland in the south east, Mpumalanga and North West in the south, Botswana in the west, and Zimbabwe in the north. The whole northern border is demarcated by the Limpopo river. The southern border seems quite arbitrary.   Some thought must have gone into this decision, but it eludes me.

About Limpopo

Limpopo Province is the erstwhile Northern Transvaal with Polokwane (Pietersburg) as capital. The main languages spoken here are – Sesotho (North Sotho – Bapedi), Xitsonga (Shangaan), Tshivenda (Venda), Afrikaans, and English. Limpopo is rich in biodiversity, culture, wildlife, plant-life, and commodities.

Tourism is growing, especially ecotourism as there are many protected environmental areas and community development projects in the hope of achieving sustainable growth.

Limpopo boasts spectacular scenery and a wealth of cutural and historical treasures, ruins, relics, restaurants, hotels, spas, and interesting things to do and see.  The winters are mil, mostly frost free, and it is a summer rainfall area.

Savanna bushveld (mixture of grassland and trees) is cattle and antelope country where ranching and controlled game hunting takes place, which is one of the tourist attractions of this province.

Agriculture in Limpopo Province

Maize, sunflower, cotton, peanuts – bela bela, Modimolle near Waterberg range is where most of Limpopo’s table grapes come from.  Tropical fruit; bananas, mangoes, litchiss, pineapple, pawpaws, as well as avocado, pecan nuts, and macadamia nuts are also grown here especially  in  the Tzaneen and Makhado and foot of the Soutpansberg area. It is not called the ‘ garden of South Africa’ for nothing;  tea- and coffee plantations, citrus,  and cash crops like tomatoes and potatoes.  Forests  of hardwoods supply the furniture industry.

Mining in Limpopo Province

Platimun, iron ore, chromium, coal, antimony, phosphate, copper, gold, emeralds, magnetite, vermiculite, silicon, mica.

Limpopo Province History

First Africans moved across the border before 300 AD, and bushmen were already living here. They were virtually annihilated, and fled to the desert areas of Namibia and the Karoo. Many battles were fought with europeans and voortrekkers over the land  invasion.  It is said to be the home of Modjadji the fabled ‘queen of rain’.

Places to visit in Limpopo Province

Limpopo contains much of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve,  and has the Kruger National Park, that is one of the main tourist attractions, as well as more than 50 provincial reserves, and many exclusive and luxury private game farms like  Wolkberg Nature Reserve, Bewaarkloof Nature Reserve, Percy Fyfie Nature Reserve, Polokwane Game Reserve, Legalameetse Nature Reserve, Balule Nature Reserve, Selati Game Reserve, Letaba Ranch Game Reserve, and many others.

Sparkling trout waters and untamed Africa – Musina – thick-set Boababs, cycads at Madjadji, Gods Window, Warmbaths, now Bela-Bela with its mineral spring, spa, and warm-water pools. Mapungubwe cultural heritage site. South Africa has 8 cultural heritage sites.

Things to do in Limpopo Province

Wolkberg and Blouberg offer hiking trails with spectacular views, game viewing, game drives, game hunting, safaris, a photographers’ paradise, trout and fly-fishing, river and dam fishing, angling,  quad bike riding, cycling, off-road adventures,  4×4 tracks, and so on. Horse trails, abseiling, kloof jumping, and visit crocodile and other wildlife ranches.

Education in Limpopo

University of Limpopo, Polokwane, Ga-Rankuwa
Univeristy of Venda (Thohoyandou)
Southern African Wildlife College.

Limpopo Health

HIV Aids is not as prevalent in Limpopo as in KwaZulu Natal – KZN (highest)  nor the Eastern Province – EC.

Limpopo Province cities, towns and settlements.

Events in Limpopo Province

What’s on in Limpopo

External Links

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Helpful numbers for Eat London

Emergency Services

Local Number enquiries 1023
International Enquiries 903
Time 1026
Tourism Info and Safety Line             083 123 2345
Police 10111
Ambulance 10117
SA Weather Service 82 162

American Express             +27 (0)11 359 0111
Diners Club             +27 (0)11 358 8400
Mastercard International (TF)             0800 990418
VISA International (TF)             0800 990475
Thomas Cook – Rennies (TF)             0800 998175
Europ Assistance             +27 (0)11 359 5000
Medical Rescue International             +27 (0)11 242 0242
SA National Parks Board             +27 (0)12 428 9111
Limpopo Province Parks & Tourism Board

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