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Facilities Nearby & things to do in Polokwane City

Limpopo South Africa is a wildlife destination with lots of game and nature reserves including the northern Kruger National Park. Apart from game viewing and birding, it is home to the remains of ancient cultures as well as the intriguing Venda culture, steeped in myth and legend.

Limpopo is the country's most northern region, bordering Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is bushveld country − rolling savannahs abound teeming with fauna of every description, making a safari in Limpopo one of the most popular visitor activities.

However, Limpopo's tourism offerings are not restricted to wildlife alone; it has an interesting prehistoric past and a fascinating cultural heritage that speaks of ancient tribes and kingdoms.

One of Limpopo's biggest drawcards is the northern Kruger National Park. This two-million hectare reserve dominates the province's eastern region and is part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park between South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

It boasts hundreds of tree, fish, amphibian, reptilian, bird and mammal species, including Africa's Big Five. Game walks and drives, hikes, eco-trails, 4x4 adventures and mountain bike routes provide fantastic ways to explore this untamed wilderness. Similar activities can be enjoyed at the province's other 50-odd parks and reserves.

Limpopo is renowned for its impressive mountains, including the Soutpansberg and Waterberg. There are a number of tourism routes and trails that open up these mountainous regions with their abundant fauna and flora to visitors. A visit to the Waterberg region is a must - this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve features age-old rock formations and stunning scenery.

The province's rich cultural and historical heritage has earned it the reputation of being a land of great mystery. Not only is it the home of the legendary Modjadji, The Rain Queen, but also to the remains of the lost kingdom of Mapungubwe.

This ancient civilisation can be re-discovered at the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site. The site forms part of the Mapungubwe National Park, which is also home to Iron Age sites, San (Bushmen) rock paintings and fossilsed dinosaur footprints and skeletal remains.

Some great outings are a trip to the Amarula Lapa, where you can see how the ever-popular Amarula Cream liqueur is made, enjoying adventure in the lush Magoebaskloof, having a drink in the world's largest and oldest baobab tree, or even participating in extreme golf!

Polokwane (Pietersburg):
The Pedi museum (Bakoni Malapa), Walk with the Lions at The Ranch,The Irish house polokwane museum,The Hugh Exton Photografic museum, Wild Things animal park,Polokwane bird sanctuary, Timbavati White lions at Maroela lodge & wedding functions,Pieter Mokaba soccer stadium,

Modjadji Kloof (Duiwelskloof):
Modjadji Cycad Reserve, The big Boabab tree, Haenertsburg Area:  Nouga factory at the coatch house,Wegraakbosch organic Cheese Factory, Trout fishing, Lesodi Hiking trail,Walks & hikes, Canopy Tours, Sunset cruises on Ebenezer Dam, Spring Flower Festival, Cheerio Azalea and Cherry Blossom Gardens, Magoebaskloof’s Debegeni Waterfall, Hiking & caving in Wolkberg, Cheerio Trout fishing , Agatha Crocodile Farm, George’s valley gorge,Louis changuion hiking trail, Cyril Jackson Observatory, The McNeil Clivia Collection, The Woodbush State Forest, Tsonga Kraal Museum

Makapansgat caves near Potgietersrus (Mokopane), ,Arend Dieperink Museum,

Blouberg Vulture Feeding Sanctuary at Blouberg reserve, Mapungubwe Museum.

Loluistrihardt,Venda land (Thoyandou)  & Giyani :
Nyani Tribal Village, The Land Of Modjaji - The Rain Queen, LAKE FUNDUDZI & THATHE VONDO FOREST IN LIMPOPO,

Rhino Museum

Polokwane Facilities

  • Polokwane int airport
  • Medical facilities
  • Factories (SAB,Coca Cola etc.)
  • Shopping and entertainment
  • Soccer & Rugby stadiums
  • Hockey & tennis courts
  • Golf cources (Polokwane & Protea Ranch Hotel)
  • Wedding vennues.
  • Meropa Entertainment World and Casino
  • Middestad Centre for shops and restaurants
  • Savannah Mall for shops and cafés
  • Farmyard Trading Post for the whole family
  • Barnyard Theatre
  •  Art and craft centres
  •  Attractions and sightseeing

More to do in and around Polokwane

  • Many historic buildings and sculptures in the city
  • Polokwane Art Museum
  • Hugh Exton Photographic Museum
  • Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum
  • Polokwane Museum and Voortrekker Monument
  • Eersteling Monuments
  • Concentration Camp Cemetery
  • Library Gardens and art gallery
  • San Rock Art sites
  • Nature Reserves and conservancies
  • Animal encounters
  • Polokwane Game Reserve
  • Crocodile farm
  • Moletzie Bird Sanctuary
  • Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park
  • The Ranch Hotel and resort: Lion walks and tours, game drives, horse riding
  • Adventure
    Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding - Polokwane 
    Paintball - Polokwane and Magoebaskloof 
    Canopy tours, hiking, watersports also white water tubing - Magoebaskloof 
    Quad biking, horse riding, mountain biking, abseiling - Magoebaskloof 
    Day trips
  • Magoebaskloof - fantastic hikes and scenery, tea estates, adventure sports
  • Modjadji Cycad Reserve - pre-historic forest of cycads and excellent walks
  • Wolkberg Wilderness - great scenery and rain forest, hikes, rock climbing
  • Makapan's Valley - incredible caves with exciting fossils finds
  • Waterberg Biosphere - Big Five game reserves and parks, malaria free

Travel Tips & Planning Info

Who to contact

Limpopo Tourism Authority:
Tel: +27 (0)15 290 7300

South African National Parks (SANParks):
Tel: + 27 (0)12 428 9111