Limpopo South Africa
Guest Farms, Game Reserves, Eco Tourism
Cheetahs drinking at a Limpopo
waterhole in the
South African Tourism
Are you looking for Limpopo
accommodation on farms in the area? Search through our holiday rentals
and find guest farms,
private game reserves and game farms giving you self-catering and bed
and breakfast options.
The area, also known as "The Great
North", is an
ideal eco-tourism destination that will give you a true "Out of Africa"
experience. It is a diverse landscape of bushveld, savannah,
semi-desert, and subtropical vegetation. This is an area where you know
you are in Africa, and one of the few remaining places in the country
where wildlife teems. This is where the biggest concentration of
cheetah can be found in the world! So bring your camera, because you
are going to have some great photographic opportunities.
Limpopo Accommodation in the Five
Province is made up of five
tourism regions - Waterberg, Capricorn, Vhembe (Soutpansberg),
Sekhukhune and Mopani meaning "The
Valley of the Elephants" - This is
"the" place for eco tourism and conservation, with many private game
reserves in the area, who all have one vision, and that is to make sure
that the wildlife in South Africa is here for generations to come. So
if you were thinking of taking an African Safari and staying on a game
farm, or guest farm for your farm holiday, then this is the place to
Limpopo Accommodation for Animals at
Stay in a game reserve or game farm in
a thatched "rondawel",
watch the animals pass by your front door as you sit on your verandah.
The best times for game viewings are early mornings and evenings as
they move to the nearest rivers and waterholes.
I remember staying at a
lodge once where many animals past my door, but one that was really
unusual was a honey
badger that passed within 3 feet of me as I sat on
the verandah quite late at night with the lights turned off. In the
moonlight I watched as he moved through the bushveld, low to the ground
with his silver back quite distinct from the rest of his dark body,
foraging for food. Experiences like these, stay with you forever.
Limpopo Accommodation and What to See
The Limpopo takes its name from the
great Limpopo River
and the province borders Botswana, Zimbabwe and
Mozambique. It is a land of ancient settlements and was once home to
the famous Rain Queen,
Modjadji who established the 400-year old
dynasty that may come to an end due to complications to the line of
succession. However, the Rain Queen has been a highly respected figure
in South Africa and whose lands were never affected by warring parties.
Her mystical rain making powers are reinforced by the beautiful garden
that surrounds her royal compound. Surrounded by parched land, her
garden contains the world's largest cycad trees which are in abundance
under a spectacular rain belt.
A place that geologists and
naturalists will find worth visiting is Waterberg. Waterberg is the
first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a
Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Massive water erosion over the centuries
has reveal wonderful rock formations. It is also an area where you can
find stone-age artwork
with rock paintings painted by the bushmen when
they entered the area, and these can be seen at Lapalala Wilderness, a
privately owned game reserve
Another place that needs to be
highlighted is the Soutpansberg,
named for the salt pan located at its
western end. The mountain range and the Limpopo River to its northern
border make up this region and home to nearly 600 different species of
trees. As a result, the bird life here is prolific, and it is truly an
unspoilt region of the country. At the western end of the Soutpanbserg
is the wild and unspoiled Blouberg
Mountain & Nature Reserve
that has long attracted hikers, climbers, adventurers and vulture
lovers as this is reserve is home to one of the biggest breeding
populations of Cape vultures.
African Ivory Route, which has its
origins in the legendary exploits of early ivory hunters and gold
traders, runs through the Capricorn region. Today the route is an
important eco-tourism and 4x4 adventure destination much sought by
those looking for that great safari experience.
Have we enticed you to come to the
Limpopo for your next farm holiday? Have a look at our holiday rentals
on private game farms, guest farms and other farm accommodation in the
area. You are sure to find something here that will suit your pocket
and your budget.
If you have a farm in Limpopo that you
would like to showcase visit our
Farm Forum. You can upload a picture and
brag a little. We don't mind! Share a farming story, tell us about your
best or worst farm holiday and lots more. There are other individual
farming discussion boards to contribute to through this forum, as well
Craft & Recipes Forum where you can share
your favorite recipes and also get some crafting ideas for various
arts & crafts. Go here for Private
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