Previously called the Northern Province, Limpopo is a land of beautiful and contrasting landscape, which is typical of Africa hence it has become a favourite destination for leisure and adventure travellers worldwide.
The needle of the compass shudders as it swivels resolutely south-west to the Waterberg Region - vast, peaceful, incredibly beautiful and more than three million years old. Situated in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range.
Named after the Tropic of Capricorn, which passes through the northern section of Limpopo, the Capricorn Region stretches lithely from the Ysterberg, along the foothills of the lush Wolkberg Mountains, to the Tropic of Capricorn in the north. It is ideally situated as a stopover between Gauteng and the northern areas of Limpopo and between the northwestern areas of the country and the Kruger National Park.
The Vhembe Region is named after the impressive mountain range that stretches for some 130 km from west to east through the region. The area incorporates endless expanses of undulating indigenous bush characterised by the remarkable form of the baobab, wonderful wildlife, a profusion of birds and exciting adventure opportunities.
The Mopani region in the Lowveld is one of the last unspoilt corners of Africa – vast, unhurried, timeless. The Mopani region has a river in a valley called the Great Olifants River, which meanders through the Kruger National Park, forming the southern border of the province. This region offers vast expanses that seem untouched by the passage of time and remain unmistakably African.
The region is named after King Sekhukhune, a king of the Marota (commonly known as the Bapedi) in Sekhukhuneland during the 18th century. Sekhukhune is a cross-boarder municipality between Limpopo and Mpumalanga Province.
It is a rural area with an economic base in mining and agriculture. With fertile soil, a sub-tropical climate and the availability of reasonable quantities of water, the area boasts a strong and prosperous farming industry which consists of citrus, grapes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, peppers, beans and pumpkins, wheat, maize, cotton and tobacco.