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The Diamond Route

The Diamond Route links eight sites across northern South Africa in a tourism route. It stretches from Namaqualand on the west coast, to Kimberley (Benfontein, Rooipoort and Dronfield), then north to Tswalu in the Kalahari, through Brenthurst Gardens...


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The Ndebele

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: Central...


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The Soutpansberg

The Soutpansberg, South Africa's northernmost mountain range, takes its name from the salt pans that lie at its base near the western end. These pans have supplied communities with salt from prehistoric times to today. The mountains stretch east to w...


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Thulamela

The discovery of the stone citadel of Thulamela, which means ‘place of birth’ in the VhaVenda language, is regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites in South Africa. Lying west of Pafuri, Thulamela was a stone-walled city atop a ...


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Turfloop Nature Reserve

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). O...


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Vaalwater

Vaalwater is a small town situated on the Mokolo River in the Limpopo province of South Africa.t lies at the southern edge of the rugged Waterberg Massif, which is a biosphere that contains considerable biodiversity, including numerous large mammals ...


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Vervet Monkey

Common gregarious animals, these monkeys are found in family troops or small parties. Not strictly arboreal, they take readily to the ground in search of food and to drink. Theirsenses are acute and they are constantly on the alert against predators,...


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Warthog

With its pig-like appearance - dark grey skin and the back covered sparsely with coarse hair - the warthog is not known for its beauty. It is nevertheless an impressive-looking animal with its curved tusks and piercing stare, and its comical appearan...


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Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve was formally launched in 2001. It is one of some 400 UNESCO-registered biosphere reserves established around the world. It is the only “savanna” reserve of this type in southern Africa. Waterberg Biosphere Reserve ...


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Waterbuck

These chubby-looking antelopes are easily identified by the distinctive white circle that runs around their rumps. Males have long rippled horns which sweep gently upwards and forwards in a shallow arc. An interesting characteristic of the waterbuck ...


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