Limpopo Province South Africa - Tourist Attractions
Limpopo Province on Map of South Africa
Bordered by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe to the north, Mozambique to the east, Botswana to the west, Gauteng to the north-west, and Mpumalanga to the south,South Africa's Limpopo Province is a region of vast un-spoilt wilderness and variety, with a culturally rich and diverse people. As a tourist destination Limpopo Province is the setting for an African Safari experience par excellence, much of which is malaria free and offers numerous tourit attractions attractions. The NI from Johannesburg divides the province in two, providing tourists with easy access to all areas.The province is a combination of high and low veld.The Southern Region is famous for its many hot spring resorts, the Nylsvlei wetland and the unspoilt mountains and streams of the Waterberg. The Waterberg mountains and the Soutpansberg provide excellent opportunities for hiking, riding and nature watching, and there are several private game ranches in the area. There is abundant wildlife and the scenery ranges from rolling hills to mighty cliffs of stark red rock.
To the east the Limpopo Province straddles the Northern section of the Kruger National Park. By contrast, visitors can breathe in the cool evening air amongst the mountains and rivers of the lowveld. This unhurried and timeless region is known as The Valley of the Olifants (Elephants).At the centre is the vibrant capital city of Polokwane (Pietersburg) - the industrial and commercial heart of the Great North. Gold was first mined and smelted in the 19th century. The very earliest hominid fossils were discovered close by, in the historic caves of the Makapan Valley.
The Limpopo Valley - Ancient Ruins @ African Culture
Sweeping across from the Northwest - and flowing along the northern border - is the Limpopo River Valley, a vast, natural area with cultures that date back to the Iron Age. Hilltop fortifications, and San(Bushmen) paintings and cave dwellings are unchanged from the ancient past.
To the west lies the real bushveld, almost endless except for the hazy blue of distant mountains. Amongst the tangle of vegetation grow old baobab trees, their branches looking like roots thus creating a striking silhouette against a fiery sunset.
This is a land of legend, ruins and rituals. The Venda people are intensely superstitious and place great store in rites and rituals. In the python dance, teenage girls perform a slow, rhythmic dance to the throb of drums. Part of the folklore of the North Sotho people is the legendary Rain Queen, Modjadji, while the Tsonga produce beautiful arts and crafts
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