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  • Languages

    Tsonga

    Xitsonga or Tsonga is an African language that is spoken by the Tsonga people. Tsonga people are also known as the Shangaans. According to the Tsongas, this is incorrect, as they believe that the Shangaans are those that live in Mozambique and not in South Africa. Most Xitsonga speakers live in Giyani, which is located in the Limpopo Province. Approximately 1,646,000 people in the Limpopo ...

  • Languages

    Southern Sesotho

    One of the eleven official languages of South Africa, Sesotho is spoken by roughly five million people in the geographical region of South Africa. Sesotho, which can also be called Southern Sesotho to help distinguish it from Northern Sesotho, is also one of the two official languages of the independent Kingdom of Lesotho where it is spoken by approximately 85% of the population. The ...

  • Languages

    Sepedi

    Also known as Northern Sotho or “Sesotho sa Laboa”, Sepedi is spoken by more than 4.2 million people and is proudly, one of the official languages in South Africa. Generally, Sepedi is spoken in the Gauteng, Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga areas, but is also spoken in neighboring Botswana. Sepedi is a so called Bantu language, belonging to the language family of the Niger-Congo, which is ...

  • Languages

    Venda

    Known as Venda or Luvenda, Tshivenda is a Bantu language and relates to the Niger-Congo languages. The majority of Venda speakers live in South Africa, where it is an official language. In South Africa, the approximately 670,000 Tshivenda speakers, are scattered across the Northern part of the Limpopo Province.

  • Languages

    Ndebele

    This beautiful African or Bantu language is spoken by the Ndebele people of South Africa who are also sometimes known as the amaNdebele. They are spread throughout the provinces of Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga and their language can be divided into two main dialects, Northern Transvaal Ndebele (also known as Nrebele) or Southern Transvaal Ndebele.

  • Heritage Sites

    Valdezia

    Situated in the Soutpansberg District to the south-east of Louis Trichardt is Valdezia Mission Station, an establishment that has come to represent a portion of South Africa's Heritage. Valdezia Mission Station in Limpopo has certainly done much to benefit the local population and uplift the community, while providing insight into the past.

  • Heritage Sites

    Mapungubwe

    Located in the Limpopo Province where the borders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet and the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge, is the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, an area which archaeological evidence shows was inhabited between 1220 AD and 1290 AD. The sandstone flat-topped hill, standing about 30 meters high, offers a magnificent view of the surrounding ...

  • Game Reserves

    Mala Mala Game Reserve

    Situated in Mpumalanga, the Mala Mala Game Reserve shares some 19 kilometers of its border with the internationally famed Kruger National Park. While not quite as famous as its neighbour, Mala Mala is every bit as special. The reserve is part of a conglomeration of reserves which together cover some 5.5 million acres of land. Mala Mala itself covers approximately 33 000 ha. The massive scale ...

  • Limpopo

    Venda

    The area known as Venda, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, has traditionally been the home of the Venda people who are believed to have traveled from the Great Lakes of Central Africa in the 12th century. Changes in South Africa’s political system over the years and historic conflicts with rival tribes have not had a lastingly negative impact on Venda or its people, a fact which is ...

  • Limpopo

    Phalaborwa

    The town of Phalaborwa, located in the Mopani district of the Limpopo Province, started off as a mining town and is still home to the Palabora Mining Company. Situated on the border of the renowned Kruger National Park and within easy reach of a number of popular attractions, tourism and wildlife play an important role in the economy of Phalaborwa and visitors are assured of a warm welcome.