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CAPRICORN

Named after the Tropic of Capricorn, which passes through the northern section of Limpopo, the Capricorn Region stretches from the Ysterberg, along the foothills of the lush Wolkberg Mountains, to the Tropic of Capricorn. The major centres of the Capricorn Region include Polokwane, Dendron, Sekhukhune and Zebediela, the last being home to one of the largest citrus farms in the southern hemisphere.Alldays holds a distinct rural charm and withVivo and Dendron offers private game and hunting farms with prolific game - including the 'Big Five' The fascinating diversity of the region, incorporating grassy plains, bushveldand misty mountains, as well as a myriad of plant and animal species. The region has mines, farms, forests, cultural villages, dams, art, game and monuments, as well as a fascinating and diverse people. It is the centre for local African culture, to which the numerous towns south of Polokwane and north of Mokopaneattest in the coming together of carefully preserved social traditions and indigenous identit

Alldays (Capricorn)

Alldays and the villages of Vivo and Dendron serve an extensive area of private game and hunting farms. Prolific game - including the 'Big Five' - excellent accommodation and good hunting facilities attract many domestic and international trophy hunters.Various interesting tours are available for the spouses and partners of hunters, including a visit to the archaeologically significant Mapungubwe Hill

Mapungubwe Hill (Capricorn)

A thousand years ago, Mapungubwe was the centre of the largest kingdom in southern Africa, with a thriving trade in gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. Discovered in 1932 but kept under wraps by the apartheid government, Mapungubwe is one of SA's eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Magoebaskloof (Capricorn)

A range of adventure activities such as trails, abseiling, quad biking, gecko-tubing, mountain climbing, caving and kloofing. Canopy Tours venture into a previously inaccessible realm of nature, moving between platforms built high within the upper level of indigenous forests and ancient mountain cliffs.

Haenertsburg (Capricorn)

Haenertsburg is a beautiful village – an artists' dream - situated on the edge of the Great Escarpment in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, between Polokwane and Tzaneen en route to the Kruger National Park.

Balule Nature Reserve (Capricorn)

The Balule Private Nature Reserve was created when a few enterprising farm owners decided to drop the game fences between their farms. The Big 5 roam freely in this area.

Blouberg Nature Reserve (Capricorn)

Blouberg is a 9,300 ha provincial government nature reserve. Conservation and Tourism management fall under the control of the relevant Limpopo provincial government structures.
There are no hiking trails but self-drive game-drives are possible, preferably using a vehicle with a high ground clearance. To access the southern region a 4x4 is required.

Blouberg Mountain (Capricorn)

The Blouberg ('blue mountain') range has a large surface of protected wall where climbers will find good solid rock. Most of the climbing spots are on private land but climbers can make arrangements through the Alldays Mountain Club.

Percy Fyfe Conservancy (Capricorn)

This small bushveld reserve is located between Mokopane and Polokwane and functions as a breeding ranch for roan antelope and disease-free buffalo.

Africa's Big Five (Capricorn)

The Big Five occur in many of the game and nature reserves in Limpopo. Buffalo are the most abundant of the Big Five and occur in large herds.

The Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum (Capricorn)

which depicts the traditional and modern-day lifestyle of this people. The Pietersburg Game Reserve, which has more than 21 species and offers scenic walks.

Peter Mokaba Stadium (Capricorn)

The famous Peter Mokaba Stadium was revamped for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Modjadji Cycad (Capricorn)

The cycad forest near Modjadjikloof, protected by Queen Modjadji, the Rain Queen and her people, is the largest growth of cycads in the world. At 13 metres, the cycads are also the world's tallest.

Turfloop Nature Reserve (Capricorn)

Turfloop Safaris is an independent and privately run business venture by Baobab Tourist Services in Turfloop Nature Reserve, which is a joint project between the local communities and government


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