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Limpopo Province is South Africa's northernmost province which borders onto Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Limpopo is named after the great Limpopo River that flows along its northern border and is known as an Eco-Tourist destination. This area is spectaclar - rich in wildlife, historical and cultural treasures, vegetation and scenery. This area encompasses dry savannah plains, steep valleys, majestic mountain ranges and includes vast areas of the Kruger National Park and also many private reserves of which Kapama Private Game Reserve is certainly one of the most beautiful.
Languages of the province include, Tshivenda, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Setswana, Isindebele and Afrikaans.
Kapama Private Game Reserve
The South African National Park Organization (SANP) runs the Kruger National Park with wildlife conservation, education and tourism being the main objectives. This iconic park is the best of what Safari has to offer in exciting African wildlife. There are different ways of exploring the park to view the wildlife but the most basic way would be by car during daylight hours. Other ways would be as follows : Bush drives and night drives with local park guides,specialist walking safaris for groups of up to eight guests, led by two armed and experienced trails guides and Safari Tours with recommended tour companies.
The park has several camps, of which some offer accommodation, (super) market, restaurants, park management office, filling station (pump), designated picnic areas, laundry service, communal kitchen, barbecue and swimming pool facilities.
Bela Bela means "Boiling-Boiling" which is synonymous with the town's world-renowned hot water springs. The springs were discovered by the Tswana's in the 1800's. 53 degree hot spring water bubbles out of the earth at approximately 22 000 liters per hour.
Thousand of visitors come here to enjoy the healing qaulities of the hot waters which are rich in limestone minerals. This town 100 kilometers from Gauteng.
There are many game farms inthe area which offer activities which include night game drives, game walks and hiking trails. Golfing and adventure sports are also very popular.
The Modjadji Cycad Reserve is set in the foothills of the village of Modjadji, which is near Tzaneen. This Reserve has the largest concentration of the rare Transvenosus encephalartos Cycad, in the world.
The Cycad Reserve is on 560-hectares of natural forest and is still very much like it was in prehistoric times. Here Cycads can reach tremendous heights of up to 13 meters and bear cones can weight up to 34 kilograms making them spectacular giants. The best time to view these specimens is between the months of December and February when the plants 'seed'.
The Sunland Baobab can be found near the town of Tzaneen and is the country's largest boabab tree which is so large that one could fit a small pub inside it - which is exactly what was created in 1933 - a pub which remains the most unusual place to have a drink.
The boabab is 22 meters high and has a circumference of 47 meters ! This famous tree is situated on a privately owned farm which is owned by the Van Heerden family who take good care of this wonder.
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