Where to stay & things to do in
Limpopo Holidays 2023 & 2024
Just 380km north of Johannesburg, you’ll find one of the most beautiful provinces in South Africa, Limpopo. Home to the biggest Baobab tree in the world, there’s plenty of sun, sand, and fun to be had when you visit Limpopo.
You'll find an array of spectacular wildlife nestled within Limpopo. Not only in Kruger National Park but in many smaller games parks scattered around the province. See some of South Africa's most iconic animals, as well as the cascading waterfalls and beautiful scenery along the never-ending trails.
The Mapungubwe Heritage Site is a crucial landscape containing evidence and the remains of the most iconic inland settlement in Southern Africa between AD900 and 1300. Here you’ll also see some of the most breathtaking views of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, as well as Elephants, Rhinoceros and a variety of other wildlife.
If you’re a music lover, the Oppikoppi music festival will be right up your street. Set in Northam, the festival is filled with world-class music from well-known musicians and upcoming artists ready to showcase their talents. With food stalls, quality music and hundreds of people all sharing their love of music, it's the perfect weekend getaway.
Remember to look at the Baobabs, possibly Africa's most enormous tree! It is believed that the trees were dropped out of heaven by the gods and landed upside down, giving them their unique structure. With some being over 1000 years old, they are definitely one of Limpopo’s most iconic features.
Sampling a culture's unique cuisine is one of the things we enjoy most when on vacation, and Limpopo is sure not to disappoint. With many traditional delicacies to try as well as some classic dishes, you’ll never forget eating in Limpopo.
Mopani worms are one of Limpopo’s signature dishes. Now I know what you’re thinking, but these worms are dried, fried or stewed in a special tomato-based sauce. They're a great source of protein and surprisingly tasty as a crunchy snack.
If you have an adventurous appetite, you'll want to try the famous chicken feet and cow heels. As you tuck into what can seem like such an unnatural lunch choice, you'll find that it is not as crunchy as you would think. Served with sides including samp, pap, beans and peanuts, this dish will give you the most authentic taste of South Africa.
If you want to stick to what you know, you'll find plenty of chicken, seafood and fresh corn. All washed down with a selection of local beers, wines or soft drinks.
If it's a South African break in the sun you want, then Limpopo is the perfect choice for you. With many summer months, January, February, March, April, October, November and December, the summertime temperatures can reach an average of 27°C - 32°C. Although one of the warmest months, February sees the most rain, so it should be avoided if you want to escape sunshine showers. June sees the coldest temperatures in Limpopo, ranging between 20°C and 25°C. Considered one of the few winter months, July sees the least rainfall throughout the year.
Some quick facts
- Time Difference
English, Afrikaans and Xhosa
South African Rand (ZAR)
- Flight Info
12+h flight time from UKPolokwane International airport (PTG)There are 1 stop flights only with Virgin Atlantic, British airways, Airlink and Air France.