No tree in Africa embodies the spirit of Africa more than the baobab with its bulbous branches and gnarled bark. Otherwise known as Africa's 'big tree', the baobab is revered in African culture for many different reasons.
In ancient times kings, elders and leaders would hold meetings under huge baobabs to discuss matters of great importance. Not only did the trees provide shelter, but the tribal leaders also believed that the spirit of the baobab would always help them make wise decisions.
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 that can number up to 600 animals. Deceptively docile, these animals are powerful and aggressive - particularly old bulls ejected from the herd who form small bachelor herds. When alarmed, a herd also tends to stampede. Buffalo are regularly preyed upon by lions.
Limpopo (Phalaborwa) is also home to the famous Amarula Cream Liqueur.
The Amarula Lapa is a promotional tasting and tourist visitor centre situated 10 km outside Phalaborwa. Amarula Cream, made from the fruit of the indigenous marula tree (also known as the 'marriage tree' or 'elephant tree'), dates back to 1989 and has since grown into a world leader among liqueurs.
Although the origins of the Ndebele are shrouded in mystery, they have been identified as one of the Nguni people. The Nguni people represent nearly two thirds of South Africa's African population and can be divided into 4 distinct groups:
Turfloop Safaris is an independent and privately run business venture.
It is a joint project between the local communities and government through Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) and the Limpopo Tourism and Parks (LTP). Organised by the Baobab Tourist Services in Turfloop Nature Reserve.
Baobab Tourist Services, the holding company, is a Tour Operator and travel agent based in Pretoria and with operations throughout the country and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
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