Named after the great Limpopo River that flows along its northern border, this province is rich in wildlife, spectacular scenery and a wealth of historical and cultural treasures. Historians reveal that the first black Africans moved across the Limpopo River, into what became known as South Africa, before 300 AD. Straddling the northern Kruger Park, Limpopo Province boasts wildlife safaris and nature trails – this is the land of wide-open bushveld, big-sky country, the ever-present thorn tree and the mystical baobab tree.
Within the province is the Marakele National Park, a new game reserve under the management of South Africa's Nature Conservation and National Parks Board. Encounter elephants, black and white rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, kudus and antelopes, as well as all kinds of birds including the biggest population of Cape vultures, which are threatened by extinction.