As one of the most verdant and untamed provinces in South Africa, Limpopo boasts luxury and the perfect immersion in nature. There is no better way to get away from the fast-paced city life than to relax in the abundant Great North. Known as the Gateway to Africa as Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique border it, Limpopo is undoubtedly a must for travellers of any kind. Here are the top seven reasons Limpopo should be your next travel destination.
1. Rich Culture and Heritage
Limpopo is home to the Kingdom of Mapungubwe, which is now a world heritage site but used to be where a powerful tribe that dates back to the Iron Age lived. The people of Mapungubwe were sophisticated and rich as they traded gold and ivory with countries like China, India and Egypt. The kingdom lasted for 400 years.
Limpopo also has various cultural groups living in their original habitat, and there you can experience the rich culture of each tribe, including the Venda and Tsonga culture.
2. The Landscape is Breathtaking
Some of the most breathtaking views are in Limpopo. The majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful landscape make the province a great place to relax and reflect. Just going for a drive with the windows down will leave feeling refreshed.
3. Limpopo is South Africa’s Fruit Basket
Limpopo is known for its avocados, mangoes and citrus, amongst many other delicious fruits. There are also plenty of dairy farms where you can purchase only the best organic products.
4. The Parks are Spectacular
5. South Africa’s only Queendom is in Limpopo
I wrote this before the unfortunate news broke that a male will succeed the late Rain Queen Modjadji instead of her daughter, 16-year-old Masalanabo Modjadji. Breaking a 400-year-old matrilineal, the late Queen’s son will be the new king of the Balobedu nation. However, it does not take away from the fact that this was the only Queendom in South Africa. You will be amongst royalty in Limpopo.
6. Limpopo Has Some of the Best Hiking Trails
Makgobaskloof should be the first place you visit in Limpopo if you are a hiking fanatic. Here you will find fabulous trails that lead to waterfalls where you can cool off after the hike.
7. You Will Experience Perfect Peace in Limpopo
According to SA History, Limpopo is the only province in South Africa with more than two cultural groups peacefully staying together in their original habitat. How will you not experience perfect peace in such a place?