Places to see in Limpopo

PLACES TO SEE

 

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Arend Dieperink Museum Cheerio Gardens Bakone Malapa Museum Cyril Jackson Observatory Hugh Exton Photographic Museum Land Of Modjaji - The Rain Queen
Largest Baobab in the world Letaba Elephant Museum Makapan Valley World Heritage Site Mapungubwe Museum McNeil Clivia Collection Modjadji Cycad Forest
Mogalakwena Craft Village Nyani Tribal Village Polokwane Art Museum Polokwane Museum

Rhino Park

Swadini Reptile Park
Tsonga Kraal Museum Woodbush State Forest        
Polokwane Museum
The Land Of Modjaji - The Rain Queen back to top
Bakone Malapa Museum  back to top
Polokwane Art Museum back to top
Mogalakwena Craft Village back to top
Modjadji Cycad Forest back to top
The largest Baobab in the world back to top
Makapan Valley World Heritage Site back to top
Arend Dieperink Museum back to top
Mapungubwe Museumback to top

The University of Pretoria has been excavating this Iron age site since 1932. Artifacts made of gold, ivory and other materials include a little gold rhinoceros,  a Golden Sceptre and the Golden Bowl and human remains. This site was added to the World Heritage List in June 2003 and described as the centre of the largest kingdom in the sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century.

Tsonga Kraal Museum back to top

Situated in the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve this museum represents the cultural products and building styles of the North Tsonga tribes. The tribes were comprised of refuge groups from the Southern parts of Mozambique.

 

The Museum attempts to show as many building styles as possible. The homestead of a Chief with eight wives was the basis around which the kraal was fashioned. The arrangement of the huts follows a set pattern but many variations of the pattern are found in the area. The kraal was built entirely from traditional materials. Mopane poles bound to mopane bark forms the framework of most huts, and clay from anthills were used for the floors and walls. Different coloured soils were used to make up the paint decorating the walls

 
The Woodbush State Forest back to top
Cyril Jackson Observatoryback to top

 

In 1955 Cyril Jackson constructed a small stone building at a hilltop close to Haenertsburg Village.

 

He made several discoveries here which made him one of South Africa's leading Astronomers.

 

His credits include 72 asteroids and 3 comets - everyone named after him.

Cheerio Gardensback to top
The McNeil Clivia Collectionback to top
Nyani Tribal Villageback to top
Swadini Reptile Parkback to top
The Hugh Exton Photographic Museum
Rhino Museum

The Rhino Museum is located in Vaalwater, a small town in the Waterberg Massif, a large area of largely unspoilt wilderness, of around 15,000 square kilometers, in the north of Limpopo province.

 

The Rhino Museum documents the habitats, evolution and landscapes, the illegal rhino horn trade and conservation to preserve rhinos.   

 

There are only four major populations of rhino surviving in Africa today

Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa) and that South Africa has the highest population of both species.

 

P O Box 8073
Nelspruit 1206
Mpumalanga

 

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