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Limpopo Parks

Letaba Ranch Provincial Park

Letaba Ranch Provincial ParkSituated a few kilometres north of Phalaborwa, Letaba Ranch covers just over 42 000ha. Incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park Conservation Area, Letaba Ranch is well known for its large herds of elephants and buffaloes.

Here travellers can also view hippos and crocodiles on the banks of the mighty Letaba River.

The African Ivory Route tented bush camp Mtomeni is on Letaba Ranch, but the game reserve is also open to day visitors for game drives in open vehicles. The gates are open daily from 6:00 to 18:00.

Highlights: Game viewing

Accommodation Options: Letaba Ranch Provincial Park

Region: Mopani Region

Mano'mbe Provincial Park

Manombe Provincial ParkJust about 6km from Giyani lies Man’Ombe and is 1352 hectares. The reserve has three excellent hiking trails and visitors can take time to visit the museum.

Game viewing is good; species include giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, kudu and impala. Take a break to do some fishing at Nsami Dam.

Highlights: Boating, Fishing, Wildlife Photography, Birding, Education Centre's, Museums, Monuments, Conferencing, Hiking

Accommodation Options: Man'Ombe Wildlife Resort

Region: Mopani Region

Masebe Nature Reserve

Masebe Nature ReserveSet in spectacular scenic surroundings near the town of Marken, the 4 500 hectare provincial park is a joint venture between the Limpopo government and the Bakenberg community in which all stakeholders are working together to promote tourism-driven economic development.

The variety of rock formation, vegetation and rivers make this reserve exceptionally beautiful. wildlife species encountered regularly includes sable, tsessebe, giraffe, zebra, nyala, eland kudu, leopard and others. Besides the renovated camp for visitors and the conference centre, this reserve is also proud host of an Ivory Route Camp.

Highlights: Scenic beauty and spectacular rock formations, Game viewing

Accommodation Options:

Region: Waterberg Region

Modjadji Nature Reserve

Modjadji Nature ReserveThe unique Modjadji Cycad Reserve is named after the successive rain-making queens who have inhabited the area since the 16th century, guarding the ancient cycads. Close to Modjadjikloof, the 305-ha reserve features the world's largest concentration of a single-species cycad, also known as the 'Modjadji palm'.

The cycad nursery, picnic sites, day trails through the forest and information centre make this reserve a highlight on any tour of the Modjadji kingdom. On the walking trail you could come across dassies, monkeys, bushpigs, impala, nyala, bushbuck and other antelope.

Visits to the Royal Kraal can also be arranged. Tourists visiting the reserve can stay in the traditional huts of the African Ivory Route.

Highlights: Information centre, Royal Kraal of Rain Queen dynasty (by appointment only)

Accommodation Options: Modjadji Nature Reserve

Region: Mopani Region

Mokolo Dam

Mokolo DamSituated in the heart of the Waterberg, approximately 50 km to the south of Lephalale, this massive dam is well suited for water sports enthusiasts, campers and day visitors.

The dammed up Mokolo river winds around beautiful mountains and is sure to calm busy spirits.

Highlights: Water sports / Boating, Sunset cruises, Fishing, Birding

Accommodation Options: Mokolo Dam

Region: Waterberg Region

Musina Nature Reserve

Musina Nature ReserveMusina Nature Reserve, previously Messina Baobab Forest Reserve, boasts the highest concentration of baobab trees.

A circular route of approximately two hours, does not only allow visitors to admire the best baobab trees around, but also offers the opportunity to spot the rare sable antelope.

Other species to be seen here include giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland and other antelopes. A new bush camp has been built recently and is the ideal get-away for a quiet weekend in the shade of a baobab tree.

Highlights: Baobab tree reserve, Educational centre

No Accommodation Available

Region: Vhembe Region

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