If Limpopo is the poorest province of South Africa, its wildlife is amongst the richest of country. In addition to a large number of private reserves, Limpopo contains the famousKruger National Park and is the cradle of ancient cultures such as the Venda culture, full of myths and legends.
Safaris are without doubt the most beautiful feature of Limpopo , so many wild animals populate these lands across 50 parks and reserves.
The most famous park, the Kruger, spreads across 2 million hectares and is cross-bordered with Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Big Five are the stars but the Kruger Park also contains hundreds of species of trees, birds, fish which invite you to do safaris on foot, in four-by-fours or on mountain bikes.
Amongst the other attractive features of Limpopo, it's important to note the baobabs and the baboons in Mapungubwe National Park , the stunning sunset going down behind the blue-toned cliffs of Marakele National Park , or even the Soutpansberg Range, perfect for a naturalist outing.
Not including Limpopo, the majority of accommodation is labelled "fair trade tourism"...
In the heart of the mountains of Soutpansberg winds the Venda Village Lodge, Venda is an authentic village and was restored by Noria Mabasa, local artist with a worldwide reputation.
Local materials and colours, sculpted walls and statues spread across the four corners of the lodge, the artist has sought to enhance the unique natural environment which is seen in the Soutpansberg mountains and the heritage of the Venda people of which it is a proud descendant.
Here, some rooms are made available to travellers, they are comfortable and you can enjoy a beautiful fresh air shower.
The reserve in which the lodge is set means you can go and meet giraffes, zebras, antelopes and rhinos as well.
And that, is just one of the many examples of the lodges which will help you to make the most of the nature and animals surrounding Limpopo in the best way...