Dramatic contrasts in landscape and vegetation are symbolic of the Limpopo Province. Encompassing dry savannah plains, steep valleys and majestic mountain ranges, the province is one of legend and of the early pioneers during the Great Trek.
The province was formerly known as the Northern Province and includes vast areas of the Kruger National Park and many private reserves. In the North coffee, tea and citrus plantations can be found due to the more exotic climate above the Tropic of Capricorn.
The province in divided into four tourism regions; The Capricorn region, The Bushveld Region; The Soutpansberg region and The Valley of the Oliphants.
The Capricorn region is positioned as an ideal stopover en-route to Gauteng as well as the renowned Kruger National Park. It is also in close proximity to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland.
The Bushveld region is situated in the Waterberg Mountain Range, which stretches for 5000 square kilometres creating breathtaking vistas and sweeping valleys. The region offers a relaxing getaway amongst the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife.
The Limpopo River flows through the Soutpansberg Region forming South Africa's northern border and bringing live and refreshment to the many small farming villages and dry landscapes through which it meanders. The river is one of the main geographical landmarks in the region and is the third most important river in South Africa.
Differing dramatically from the rest of the province, the Valley of the Olifants in the east of the province includes the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. The region falls into the valley of the Olifants River that works its way through the Kruger National Park and forms the southern border of the province.
This northernmost part of the country, which is divided into two by the Tropic of Capricorn, is renowned for its hot yet pleasant summers and dry, quiet winters. Polokwane, capital of the Limpopo province, is roughly situated in the centre of the province. In the summer months of October to March temperatures rise to 30C. Afternoon thunderstorms are also common. Winters bring crisp, chilly morning and evenings and dry afternoons.