Tourist Routes in Mopani Region

Sigthseeing Limpopo - Tourist Routes

The Limpopo Routes offer an opportunity of focused travel in the province. All self-drive and unguided, the routes listed and described below comprise interesting tourist 'hot spots' in Limpopo to enable you, as the traveller, to put together your own exciting days of travel and adventure in the province.

Each Limpopo route is special, representing a microcosm of varied and interesting cultures, growing industries and an expanding tourism industry. The beauty and variety of the routes will not only delight all who visit, but also entice them back - time and again.

We invite you to sample the vast treasure chest of experiences that is Limpopo by exploring the Limpopo Routes.

African Ivory Route

African Ivory Route

The African Ivory Route is part of more than 3,6 million hectares of national parks, nature reserves and game farms stretching across the Limpopo Province. The Route extends for some 2000 km in a giant arc along the eastern, northern and western boundaries of the province.

Limpopo Valley Route

The Limpopo Valley Route

The route affords the tourists the opportunity to experience the myths and legends of Limpopo. The route is strategically located along the Great North (N1) road towards Zimbabwe and is concentrated in the area along the Limpopo River in the Vhembe region.

Valley of the Olifant Route

The Valley of the Olifant Route

This route offers the tourist with the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery and wildlife of Limpopo – to explore the Lowveld region of South Africa. The route can be approached from the eastern side of the province, i.e. from Hoedspruit or from the south, i.e. Pretoria and Johannesburg through Polokwane.

Wildlife and Scenic Route

The Wildlife and Scenic Route

Day 1:

Fly from OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit (Eastgate Airport). Meet your guide and drive to Kapama Cheetah Breeding centre for a guided tour of the centre. Lunch will be served at the Nyani Cultural village while experiencing the Shangaan culture. After Lunch drive to a Game Lodge for an afternoon game drive and accommodation.

Day 2:

Cultural Adventure of Limpopo

The Cultural Adventure of Limpopo

Day 1:

Fly from OR Tambo International Airport to Polokwane International Airport. Visit Bakone Malapa open museum and explore the living culture of the Bakone people and proceed to Magoebaskloof via Moria (Headquarters of the Zion Christian Church) - one of the biggest churches in Southern Africa with a membership of more than 5 million.

Visit Debengeni Waterfalls within the scenic and breath taking Magoebaskloof Pass believed by locals to be inhabited by water spirits. Over forty species of indigenous trees are found in the area.

Heritage Treasures of Limpopo

The Heritage Treasures of Limpopo

Day 1:

Meet your guide at OR Tambo International Airport and drive along the N1 North to the birding paradise of Nylsvley which is a unique flood plain and a principal wetland (Ramsar site), protected for its prolific and largest variety of water birds in the Southern Hemisphere.Overnight at a game lodge in the Waterberg.

Day 2:

Ribolla Open Africa Route

Ribolla Open Africa Route

Limpopo is renowned for its arts, crafts and design. Some of the province's most acclaimed crafters, better described as artists, include Noria Mabasa, Jackson Hlungwane, Phineas Masuvhelele and Sarah Munyai just to mention a few who form part of the Ribolla Open Africa Route.

Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding Route

Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding Route

Bird-watching is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. Not only is there overwhelming demand from visitors hailing from the UK and USA for access to birding destinations, but it has also been found that a large percentage of local tourism comprises the South African birdwatching fraternity.

Heritage Route

Heritage Route

This route follows the R561 from Baltimore (N11) to Marken and via the R518 to Shongoane and Lephalale town. The road between Ga-Shongoane and Ga-Seleka also forms part of the route.

Olifants Hiking Trail

Olifants Hiking Trail

In the Kruger National Park most people enjoy the show from the seat of a vehicle. But for a privileged few, a four day hiking trail along the Olifants River offers an intimate glimpse of a wild place beyond the roads and behind the scenes.

The Trail In brief