Limpopo: Top Attractions

  • 16 March 2016

Between the history, landscapes and amazing wildlife it can be easy to get lost in Limpopo – but don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of our top 3 Limpopo must-sees, to make sure you don’t miss a thing.  

1. Mapungubwe

An ancient city situated in the beautiful Limpopo River valley, Mapungubwe is a World Heritage Site that can’t be missed on your visit to Limpopo.

UNESCO describes Mapungubwe as the centre of the largest kingdom in the sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century.

“What survives are the almost untouched remains of the palace sites and also the entire settlement area dependent upon them, as well as two earlier capital sites, the whole presenting an unrivalled picture of the development of social and political structures over some 400 years," UNESCO said.

2. Bela-Bela

Bela-Bela means ‘hot springs’ in Tshwana, and situated in the breath-taking Waterberg mountains, it’s Bela-Bela’s namesake that keeps people coming back for more.

Surrounded by nature reserves and sweeping panoramic views, Bela-Bela is also a hub for activity. From game drives, bird watching and hiking to its annual Mabalingwe Lion Man Mountain Bike Race, which draws in 15 000 people every year, there’s an outdoor activity for every type of sportsman.

3. The Kruger National Park

No trip to Limpopo would be complete without a visit to the Kruger National Park. Winter is the best time to go if you’re hoping to tick “Seeing All of the Big 5” off of your bucket list, but with the area hosting an abundance of wildlife, you’re sure to be impressed year round.