Stray away from South Africa’s more popular places and discover Limpopo, a province full of rhythm, heart … and art.
We share everything you need to know for the art enthusiasts trip to the Limpopo Province.
A high-clearance vehicle is best for navigating Limpopo’s backroads. If you are apprehensive on what to do first and how to get there, check out Love Limpopo for hands-on advice from experts who have been there and done that.
Toerboer is another local tour operator that arranges a ten-day “Discover Limpopo and Botswana” tour package with access to the Ribola Art route, the traditional world of the Venda, Mapungubwe and the Tuli area.
Kurisa Moya offers several eco-friendly accommodation options, from fairy-like forest cabins to hillside farmhouses with epic views. They also organise several cultural excursions, including a visit to a traditional healer and Northern Sotho lunch with Ivy Ramoraswi at her home just outside Polokwane.
Closer to Haenertsburg, Sequoia Garden Retreat is true to its name. Enveloped in foliage, flowers and consisting of just two cottages, it is a true sanctuary.
For the easiest access to the Ribola Art Route, the Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge is your best bet. Set on the edge of the Albasini Dam, there are sensational views, and peace that only comes with the proximity of water.
If rock art is your thing Makgabeng Farm Lodge offers the easiest access to the rock art of the Makgabeng Plateau. The lodge can arrange for a guided archaeological tour with Ngoako Jonas Tlouamma, the tourism officer for the Blouberg area.
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For ideas on things to do be sure to check out or article on Little-Known Limpopo.