Flora & Fauna

Limpopo's Fauna and Flora are some of the most diverse in Southern Africa. The province is one of the country's best managed conservation areas and the prefered eco-tourism destination in South Africa.

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African Elephant

The African Elephant is the largest terrestrial mammal. Elephants live in tightly knit family groups led by a matriarch. The bulls remain solitary or may band together to form bachelor herds. A fully grown elephant weighs between 6,000 and 7,000 kg....


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African Fish Eagle

With its distinctive plumage and evocative cry, the African fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is probably the most familiar bird of prey in Africa. Perched majestically on a high branch, the contrast between the white upper-body and tail, the chestnut ...


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Antbear

Also known as the aardvark, this mammal has a long flexible snout and a sticky tongue, which it uses to trap its food - mainly ants and termites. Antbears may travel up to 16 km a night searching for new termite mounds.


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Bateleur

The bateleur’s (Terathopius ecaudatus) common name comes from the French word for tightrope walker, a reference to side-to-side rocking of its wing tips that occurs during gliding. One of the most colourful birds of prey, the bateleur can be readil...


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Black Eagle

Black eagles, at any age, are more discomforted by heat than by cold. On hot, exposed nests they open their beaks and pant, even if there is no direct sunlight. Tiny chicks and down-covered eaglets seek shade by moving into the adults shadow or any p...


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Blesbok

A subspecies of the Highveld, this grazer is capable of withstanding cold. Both sexes carry horns and are highly territorial. When disturbed they run upwind in single file.


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Bushbaby, Lesser Galago

These endearing nocturnal animals are frequently seen on evening drives in their favourite surroundings - branches - to which they will leap a full 5 m when in good shape.


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Bushbuck

These shy medium sized antelope prefer lush riverine vegetation as their habitat and vary in colour from fawn to a rich red-brown. The stripes and spots which break the continuum of the body outline serve as excellent camouflage when these antelopes ...


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Camphor trees

This tree is an evergreen tree growing 10-26m high with a dense canopy. It has smooth bark which is green becoming rough, scaly and brownish-grey. Trunk becomes massive and spreading at its base. The leaves reddish when young turning glossy bright gr...


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Caracal

This cat is medium-sized, reddish brown in colour with faint orange white spots and unique black tufts on its ear tips. To communicate these animals purr, tweet, growl and hiss when threatened. Should you be fortunate to spot one (they are nocturnal ...


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