Polokwane, Limpopo’s capital city, in the centre of the province, is the commercial, administrative and agricultural hub of the region, characterised by wide streets, colourful flowering trees, shopping malls, offices and fast-flowing traffic on the way to and from the Zimbabwean border.
Formerly known as Warmbaths because of its natural hot springs, and known by the local Tswana people as ‘water that boils on its own’, this pleasant little town in the heart of the Waterberg, just over an hour’s drive from Gauteng, is now a popular health and wellness destination and holiday resort.
Limpopo’s northernmost town at the confluence of the Sand and Limpopo rivers is notorious for its lengthy border- crossing queues into Zimbabwe. Surrounded by hunting farms and a diamond mine, it lies on the road to the north that is reputed to be one of the busiest – if not the busiest – in Africa.
This quaint little town, 60km east of Polokwane on the road to Tzaneen, is one of those attractive arty-crafty villages off the beaten track that dot the South African landscape. It provides a good base for exploring the surrounding Magoebaskloof forests and valleys.
Modimolle (Formerly Nylstroom)
This pleasant small town is flanked by the Nylsvlei Wetland, a world-famous birding mecca for waterbird enthusiasts, and the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. It was once the home of JH Pierneef, one of South Africa’s most famous landscape artists.
Big Five game reserves can be found in Limpopo