Limpopo offers a gateway into the Kruger National Park - not to mention loads of private game farms and beautiful natural locations. Its tropical vegetation and abundance of locally grown fruit and vegetables also make it a cheap area to travel in. The name of the province has been changed to Limpopo, and some town names have changed. You should still see the old and new names together for a while longer though.
Limpopo a perfect access into the Kruger Park
Recently renamed after the river that forms its northern border, the Limpopo Province’s diverse landscape includes mountains and savannah. The Drakensberg and Waterberg (a major conservation area) lie to the south, while to the north lie the Soutpansberg and 3 entrances into the Kruger National Park.
“Go to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, and find out.”
From The Elephant’s Child by Rudyard Kipling
Places to Stay
What to do
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Kammanassie backpackers in Uniondale can be found on a road less travelled, and therefore a good alternative to the N2 zoom.
Years of experience and 24 trips that last from 3 to 16 days.
(The Kruger National Park,)
This Paternoster backpackers could not get you any closer to the sea...
this magical playground lies beneath the towering peaks of Cleopatra and Giants Castle.
(Highmoor,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Molumong backpackers in Lesotho,a self-catering spot is an ideal base from which to discover the mountainous eastern region of Lesotho.
Yeoville is cosmopolitan, vibrant melting pot of people and cultures.
Adventurous lodge and camping safaris at great prices.
You can see the shark boats launch from here. From your armchair, actually.
A perfectly peaceful position - with mountains all around.
(Kestell,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
They offer scuba diving, ocean kayaking and Lilo trips at the Storms River Mouth