This is a land of marvellous diversity offering forested valleys, deep ravines, crystal streams and waterfalls. Visitors often rush through the province to reach the world-renowned game reserves and do not realise how much more this region has to offer.
The Blyde River Canyon is one of Africa’s wonders – a massive gorge with sheer cliffs that plunge into the water below. At the top of these canyons are easily accessible view sites, the most impressive being God’s Window and the Three Rondavels. Waterfalls to visit include the Bridal Veil, Lone Creek, Berlin, Lisbon and Mac Mac Falls. The quaint town of Pilgrims Rest was named for the late 19th century gold-hunters, who ‘struck it rich’ here. The gold has since run out but the village has been preserved as a ‘living museum’, worth visiting for its charming character.
Limpopo & Mpumalanga are home to dozens of wildlife reserves. There is Kruger National Park as well as several private game reserves (including the Sabi Sand, Timbavati and Manyeleti Reserves) which cater for luxury safaris. These private lodges offer unparalleled game viewing experiences in open Land Rover vehicles or on foot, with highly experience rangers.