Limpopo Province – Natural Beauty and Cultural and Historical Heritage
As South Africa's northernmost province, Limpopo Province has Polokwane as its capital city and shares its borders with neighboring countries Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as neighboring South African provinces, North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Much of the Limpopo Province remains essentially the same as it has for centuries, offering nature lovers the opportunity of experiencing the unblemished beauty of Africa. Visitors to Limpopo Province will find that its diverse terrain is very scenic, providing varied habitats that support abundant bird and animal life.
In addition to its natural beauty, Limpopo has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Archaeological discoveries in Limpopo Province reveal that the area was occupied by black Africans some time before 300 AD, long before the first white pioneers, or Voortrekkers, settled in the area in the early 1800s – a process that was marked with considerable conflict.
Today, Limpopo Province welcomes visitors from far and wide, with its main attractions undeniably being the fascinating wildlife and the breath-taking scenery. The northern section of the world-renowned Kruger National Park lies in Limpopo and the province has a number of its own nature reserves, including the Lapalala Wilderness, Mabalingwe, Nylsvlei Nature Reserve, Blouberg Nature Reserve, Ben Lavin Nature Reserve and the Hans Merensky Reserve, each showcasing the natural treasures of this lovely region of South Africa.