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MOPANI / VALLEY OF THE OLIFANTS

The Mopani region in the Lowveld is one of the last unspoilt corners of Africa – vast, unhurried, timeless. The Mopani region has a river in a valley called the Great Olifants River that meanders through the Kruger National Park forming the southern border of the province, it offers vast expanses that seem untouched by the passage of time and remain unmistakably African. To conserve and extend this legacy, the Kruger National Park has been incorporated into the Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou Park, a transfrontier conservation area stretching over 35 000 square kilometres covering Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This area is to become part of the proposed Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Already, many of the conservation areas bordering on the Kruger National Park have removed their fences and now from part of the Greater Kruger National Park, resulting in huge traversing areas of unspoilt wilderness.

Modjadji The Rain Queen

The land of Modjadji, the Rain Queen, is an impressive setting of ancient baobab trees, untouched bushveld, breathtaking mountain ranges, and an abundance of wild creatures, flora and birdlife to compliment this treasure chest of enchanting legends, myths and culture.

Kruger National Park

Limpopo Province offers access to the world-renowned Kruger National Park (70% of which is in the Limpopo province) in its eastern region through the Pafuri, Punda Maria, Phalaborwa and Orpen gates.

Andover Nature Reserve

Andover Nature Reserve is a Limpopo provincial nature reserve, located seven kilometres from the Orpen Gate to the Kruger National Park. It is 7000ha in extent, and is close to Manyeleti Nature Reserve.

Bushbuckridge

A trading store established here in 1884 developed into a town as a result of its position in a fertile tobacco, cotton and vegetable farming area. The town was named after the large herds of antelope (bushbuck) that grazed on the surrounding grassy ridges.

Haernertsburg

Known as the capital of the 'land of the silver mist' after T.V. Bulpin's famous book on the area, the picturesque village of Haenertsburg in the Magoebaskloofmountains is perched on the slopes of the Wolkberg and Drakensberg mountains.

Hoedspruit

Bordering on the Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit lies in the heart of the central Lowveld and is conveniently situated to explore the many game lodges, game reserves and other attractions.

Modjadji Nature Reserve

The 530-ha Modjadji Nature Reserve, situated in the Bolobedu district of Lebowa north-east of Duiwelskloof, contains one of the most fascinating population of plants seen in Southern Africa.

Modjadjikloof

Modjadjikloof lies in an unhurried fertile area of exquisite beauty at the entrance to the Lowveld and is a pretty village with panoramic vistas on to the surrounding Wolkberg Mountains. As green and lush as Tzaneen, its former name Duiwelskloof ('devil's gorge') is said to have two possible derivations: the village got its name either from the sticky wet mud of the area, which presumably made transport 'devilish' for the early settlers.

Phalaborwa

Gateway to the Kruger National Park and Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Dubbed the 'town of two summers' because it never really gets cold in this subtropical town of mild winters and warm summers

Thulamela

The discovery of the stone citadel of Thulamela, which means 'place of birth' in the VhaVenda language, is regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites in South Africa.


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