National Parks

National Parks in Limpopo

Limpopo is home to numerous nature reserves and National Parks. South African National Parks (SANParks) is the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926. The best known park is Kruger National Park, which is also the oldest (proclaimed in 1898), and the largest, at nearly 2.000.000 hectares (20.000 km2). The Kruger Park and Table Mountain National Park are two of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions.

Kruger National Park - Hippos

Kruger National Park

Limpopo Province offers access to the world-renowned Kruger National Park in its eastern region through the Pafuri, Punda Maria, Phalaborwa and Orpen gates. Seventy percent of the Kruger Park lies within the Limpopo Province. A sweeping expanse of indigenous bush, sub-tropical lowveld vegetation and terraced hills and the largest national park in South Africa, this unique wilderness area is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park incorporates the original Marakele Park in the Waterberg Mountains, the 34.000-ha Welgevonden Private Nature Reserve, and the 20.000-ha Marakele Contractual Park owned by Dutch businessman and conservationist, Paul van Vlissingen, who was the primary funder of the consolidation plan. The aim of the land consolidation plan is to help complete the province's 'golden horseshoe' of protected areas along its north-western, northern and north-eastern boundaries.

Mapungubwe National Park Limpopo

Mapungubwe National Park

Vhembe-Dongola, now Mapungubwe National Park, was formed in 1995 when the South African National Parks was appointed to conserve and enhance the tourism potential of the area. Declared a World Heritage Site in July 2003,  Mapungubwe today forms the core area of the newly opened Mapungubwe National Park. The park is situated 60 km west of Musina and 230 km north-west of Polokwane, the capital of Limpopo.

manyeleti gmae reserve

Manyeleti Game Reserve

Manyeleti Game Reserve is situated between the Timbavati Private Reserve, the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and is home to the Big Five and many other species of wildlife.

Manyeleti is situated away from the mainstream tourist areas and guests can experience the tranquility of the African Bush in absolute seclusion.

The name Manyeleti, means 'Place of the Stars' in the local Shangaan language, and guests have the opportunity to watch the magnificent Southern Constellation.