Things to Do in Limpopo

THINGS TO DO IN LIMPOPO

 

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Abseiling

 

Adventure Centres

 

Artists and Wilderness Route

 

Bird Watching / Trails

 

Boating

 

Cultural Events and Villages

 

Cycling

 

Elephant Safaris

 

Entertainment

 

Educational

 

Fishing

 

Golf Courses

 

Helicopter / Microlight Flights

 

Horse Riding

 

Hot Air Ballooning

 

Hunting

 

Mountain/Quad Biking

 

River Rafting

 

Safaris

 

Walks / Hiking

 

Wildlife Rehabilitation

 

Ziplining

 

 

ABSEILING:
 
ARTISTS AND WILDERNESS ROUTES Back to Top

This unique route has been developed to introduce the tourist/traveller to the exceptional beauty of the Limpopo province. The route share the secrets of potters and weavers, drum makers, beaders and other African crafts. On this route the Big 5 and other wildlife can be seen. A 8 day itinerary has been moulded to optimise your tour. info@northnet.co.za

BIRD WATCHING TRAILS Back to Top

Bateleur Crisis Centre Tel: (015) 491 5491

 

Nylsvley Bird Sanctuary and Floodplain As a part of a larger floodplain the area extends up to 16 000ha when fully wet. This a a most valuable breeding site for Southern African bird species. Of the 65 noted species some breed only here. This sanctuary has now been included in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (a Ramsar Site since 1998) this site is internationally approved by the UNESCO HQ in France and covers an area of of about 14 500square km.

 

Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding Route : www.limpopobirding.com/

 

WildThigZ Bird and Reptile Park, Butterfly park and Insecterium with raptor and snake shows (Tuesday to Sunday).

Bookings via Meropa (015) 290 5400

BOATING:

Motor Boat Club Ebenezer Dam Tel: +27 (0)15 276 2341

 
BIKING
 
CULTURAL EVENTS AND VILLAGES
 
CYCLING:

Tzaneen Cycling Club : Cell : 082 650 6601 : Fax Number: 086 611 9948 : tzaneencycling@gmail.com

ELEPHANT SAFARIS
ROOIBERG

EFAF Elephant back safaris :

+27 (0)15 395 2216/+27 (0)83 678 7115/ +27 (0)83 419 8223

bookings@efaf.co.za

 
EDUCATIONAL:Back to Top

Limpopo Field Guiding Acadamy - Fieldguide training & development : +27 (0)82 977 5324/662 7541 e-mail or visit our web site

Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm - The biggest Crocodile breeding farm in the southern hemisphere currently open to the public. Curio shop. The feeding times mustn't be missed! Location: Near Nylstroom/Modimolle +27 (0)14 736b5059 or e-mail us

 

Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Factory a range of tasty dairy products such as yoghurts and cheeses are available.This cheese making process shows how you can do everything from milking the cow to stirring the curds in a huge copper cauldron over a wood fire with your hands. The guided tours explores bacteria, rennet and mould used in the art of cheese making and starts at 10am daily. The tours last about 30 to 60 min.+27 (0)15 276 1811 or +27 (0)82 853 8754

ENTERTAINMENT
 
FISHING:Back to Top

Trout Fishing Haenertsburg offers river and lake fishing spots with mostly trout but also solmon, chars and most game fish. Fly-fishing is a gentlemanly art which promotes the catch and release philosophy. This is a relaxing pro-active sport for young and old, male and female alike. Because most anglers returns their catch it appeals to the more environmentally conscious because it is less harmful to the fish than many other techniques.

 

Mokolo Dam Near Lehpalale (Ellisras) offers a variety of fishing species to make an anglers paradise. Camping sites with ablution facilities are also available to make for a loveley weekend getaway. (014) 763 3251

 

Rusoord Angler's Paradise Near Lehpalale (Ellisras) offers a variety of fishing species and situated next to the fishing waters are the camping sites with ablution facilities and Tuck Shop. (014) 763 3801

 

Klipwerf Dam a Tranquil carp fishing spot with camping and ablution facilities.(014) 765 0091

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Popallin Ranch The golf course together with the well equipped conference centre, situated in the unspoiled bush, makes this an ideal getaway for private and corporate clients. Bookings: +27 (0)15 534 7904 popallin@popallin.co.za

 

Mabalingwe Country Club "If you have Africa in your blood and you love the game of golf, Life just doesn't get any better" This 18-hole golf course is the perfect place to mix business with pleasure, and to make this an unforgettable experience humans share the greens and fairway with other wild mammals. info@mabalingwe.co.za

 

Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) Golf Club - Fannie Ferreira Sport Centre : (014) 743 1963

Mogol Club - The 'Compleat Golfer' describes this 18-hole golf course as a "hidden gem". The club also boasts a swimming pool, squash courts,a bowling rink and many other facilities. Bookings: +27 (0)14 763 2427 or +27 (0)82 773 8479 barry.dixon@webi.co.za

 

Orangedene Golf Club - 9 holes with an extra nine T-offs. Location: Turn of from Tzaneen on the R71 to the Tarentaalrand. +27 (0)15 303 0917

 

Fairview Golf Course - This golf course is a proper mashie golf course and is situated next to the tumbling waters of the Letaba River. Location: On the Old Gravelotte Road, 1.2km from Tzaneen. +27 (0)15 307 2679

 

Tzaneen Driving Range On the Old Gravelotte Road about 1km from Tzaneen. +27 (0)15 305 3102

 

Glenshiel Driving Range At the Glenshiel Country Manor in the beautiful Magoebaskloof area.

 
HELICOPTER / MICROLIGHT FLIGHTS:

Pezulu for microlight flights. +27 (0)15 793 2724/ +27 (0)83 376 3048, pezlodge@mweb.co.za

 

Microlighting Georges Valley Tel: +27 (0)15 307 3920

 
HIKING

Wolkberg Wilderness Area, A map, backpack, tent and camera will equip you for this adventure. In the Wolkberg region one can explore the rugged gorges, indiginous forests and crystal clear streams. Wild proteas can be found on the hillsides around Serala and trees include fuchasia, Marula, matumi and lavender. Ravines boasts wild fig, bush willow and yellow wood trees. Rare Ferns and shrubs with a vast variety of birds and lots of peace will ensure that a self reliant hiker will be able to dissappear from the 'real' world for a week without retracing his steps. (015) 276 1303

 

Land of the silver mist - Haenertsburg, The lovely village originated as a 'gold-rush-town' in the late 1880's. While the remains of the previous era's can be seen the surrounds make for a peaceful getaway. Tranquil lakes, huge waterfalls, mountain air and indiginious forests set the scene for several hiking trails. Baboons, Samango Monkeys, bush pig, antelope and even the rare caracal will be your company. Bird watcher's paradise.

 

The Louis Canguion Hiking Trail - close ro Tzaneen offers the hiker a scenic trail trough grasslands and indiginous forests and has been slashed to ensure a tranquil time. A local ecologist is available to take groups out. Trail maps are available at The Elms for only R5 each. (015) 276 5025 / 083 458 4733

 

Geelhoutskloof Hiking Trail Scenic hiking trail with great birding oppertunities right at the foot of the Waterberg mountain range. Share the day with a variety of animal species. Accommodation available in the form of a well equipped chalet and tented camp. (014) 763 3995 / 082 775 2563 johane.lephalale@ellisras.com

Spreeuwal Hiking Trail With bush and base camps to sleep 8 and 18 people respectively there are two hiking trails (6 & 15km) that winds trough beautiful fauna and flora . (016) 986 0777

 

The Lesodi Trail The trail starts near the Magoebaskloof Hotel and winds trough a magnificent indiginous forest, with abundant bird life and sightings of the rare Samango Monkeys.

 

The Louis Changiourn Trail The trail starts at the Haenertsburg village and winds up to the hills overlooking the Ebenezer Dam trough the rare montane grasslandl : (015) 276 4972

 

Guided Hikes For a guided tour to see the places of local historical and archeological interest. These hikes can be booked with a colonial champagne brunch in the mountains. A memorable hike to a waterfall trough Afromontane forest is also available. 082 493 0758

 

Trail trough a tropical garden For a refreshing, relaxing walk trough an enchanting sub-tropical garden that absorbs you into the lush vegetation to enjoy the bird life, fishponds and interesting farm animals on display. All this at the Wheelbarrow Farm Stall on the Magoebaskloof Road (R71)

 

Black Forest Mountain Trail A variety of walks that starts behind the Black Forest Mountain Lodge, just outside the village of Haenertsburg. Maps are available. (015) 276 5007

 

The Rooikat Trail This hike is 11km long and takes about 5 hours to complete. The hike starts at the New Agatha Plantation (about 18km from Tzaneen) and has a picnic spot nemed "Die Akkers" at the half way mark. (015) 307 4310

HOT AIR BALLOONING:
WATERBERG
HORSE RIDING:

Bosveld Avontuur Offers accommodation and horse riding - Situated near Lephalale (Ellisras) +27 (0)14 755 3966

 
HUNTING
HOEDSPRUIT
Exceptional service and professionalism 
 
MOUNTAIN/QUAD BIKING:Back to Top
THABAZIMBI
MABATLANE

The Biggest Boabab in the World offers quad bikes to rent for use on their Quad tracs. +27 (0)15 309 9039, Cell:+27 (0)83 453 2228

 

Satvic offers microlight flights and quad biking. +27 (0)15 307 3920/ +27 (0)82 971 1171, satvic@pixie.co.za

 

Moepel Guesthouse Offers mountain biking +27 (0)14 755 3930, moepel@lantic.net

 

Alaktrant Nature Ranch offers mountain biking/climbing and lots of other facilities for the adventurous +27 (0)14 765 0046,

admin@alkantrant.co.za / www.alkantrant.co.za

 
PARAGLIDING: Back to Top
 
RIVER RAFTING:

Sunset Queen (House Boat) - Ebenezer Dam : +27 (0)15 276 4972

 

Lower Blyderiver Rafting - Full day trips also available. : +27 (0)15 793 1943 / +27 (0)82 444 8550 / +27 (0)83 510 3525

SAFARIS:Back to Top
 

Cheetah Safaris 5000ha of nature at its best on the Matlabas River Bank, home to abundant species of birds and wildliofe like rhino & buffalo. : +27 (0)14 763 5070 /+27 (0)82 576 2042 / info@cheetahsafaris.co.za

 
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRES:Back to Top

MOHOLOHOLO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE:

Daily tours. This rehabilitation Centre is a world renowned rehab centre that cares for injured & poisoned wildlife and is engaged in successful breeding programmes. This establishment is also known as 'The Save Haven for the Magnificent Seven' : +27 (0)15 795 5236
(Other Moholoholo facilities: Forest Camp, Mountainview Camp, Ya Mati Chalets at Blyde River, Game Ranger Management Courses & Wildlife Education)

 

HOEDSPRUIT RESEARCH & BREEDING CENTRE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES:

This is a unique project for essential ressearch on endangered species and provide the oppertunity to view animals which has found a home in their natural surroundings. hourly guided tours last about 90min. and starts with a video presentation and visitors are then guided through the research & breeding centre by experienced guides. Animals include more than 70 cheetahs and "Painted Wolf" or Cape Hunting Dog, a Vulture Restaurant and other rare animals. A 2 and a half hour tour can be booked and this tour includes the very rare Barbay Lion. +27 (0)15 793 1633 / 793 1825 +27 (0)83 654 2299

 

RIVERSIDE WILDLIFE REHABILITATION & ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE:

This rehabilitation centre specializes in the rehabilitation of humanised Vervet Monkeys. Vervet Monkeys has a gestation period of 210 days and give life to only one baby about 200g in weight. The baby is weaned at the age of 3-5months and fostered by the mother and other females of the troop until they are one year old. All the wildlife are rehabilitated with the intention of letting them free in the to nature. The RWREC is not only a haven for wildlife and birds but also for humans. The childrens can learn about the effect we have on the environment and how to get involved in conservation by interacting with nature. Groups can be accommodated in bush camps where fresh air are abound!

 

Bateleur Crisis Centre Tel: (015) 491 5491

 
ZIPLINING
 

P O Box 8073
Nelspruit 1206
Mpumalanga

 

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Mon to Friday

 

o8h00 to 16h30

Tel: 013 745 7169

Fax : 086 699 5650

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