A totally unique habitat of yellow fever and stately baobab trees bordering on the meandering Limpopo River.
Home to hippo, crocodile and the highly localised nyala antelope.
Superb birding in the riverine corridor of cathedral forest.
Best area for the highly localised Pel’s Fishing Owl and Three-banded Courser.
Rugged and captivating lowveld scenery.
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR
Cooler months from April to September for game viewing and November to March for bird watching.
Low cost community run accommodation facilities to tented camps and a variety of self-catering options and luxury safari lodges along the Limpopo valley.
Fly in options from Lanseria near Pretoria to overland routes via Kruger Park or via Limpopo Province as part of the ‘baobab trail’ from Kruger to Mapungubwe on the Botswana border.
THINGS TO DO
Scenery is spectacular ranging from rugged alluvial landscapes to fever tree dotted floodplains and the low lying baobab country and riverine forests flanking the Limpopo River.
Wildlife is prolific throughout the area with Africa’s ‘Big Five’ well represented
Smaller mammals from rock hyrax through mongoose to jackal and bush buck are added attractions.
Birding is excellent within the habitat gradient ranging from tropical forest to open savannah thorn veld.
Tree spotting within this exceptionally rich and undisturbed biome is unsurpassed in SA.
Night skies are a must for star gazers.
WHERE TO STAY
Either in Kruger’s most northerly camp at Punda Maria or along the Limpopo at any of several safari lodges within a range of prices. A further option is a self-catering chalet within Mapungubwe National Park on the Botswana border.