The Limpopo Province is the pure reflection of untamed Africa. Vast expanses of mountains guarding the symphony of beauty as the bushveld play with your cicada symphonies heralding hot breathless afternoons; the call of the nightjar punctuating the cover of darkness.
The Limpopo Province is a land of dramatic contrasts characterised by hot savannah plains and mist-clad mountains; age-old indigenous forests and cycads alongside latter-day plantations; ancient mountain fortresses and the luxury of contemporary infrastructure and modern-day facilities.
Steeped in history, the Limpopo Province celebrates a rich cultural heritage and at many archaeological sites the mysteries of the past are still being unearthed. The present tranquility of the province belies a turbulent past, to which many monuments and museums attest.
When searching for property investments in Limpopo, South Africa, you need not look further than Limpopo. Limpopo with it's natural beauty and heritage, borders Mozambique to the north east, Zimbabwe to the north and Botswana to the north west.
Limpopo is divided into 5 districts:
Limpopo also share the world renown Kruger National Park with Mpumalanga and borders Mpumalanga to the south east. The southern borders is shared with Gauteng and the North West Province. Because of it's central position Limpopo serves as the main vain to other African countries such as Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Limpopo offers fantastic property investments especially in game farms and holiday farms. For the entrepreneur that wants to invest in the tourism drive that Limpopo has, look no further. Limpopo has everything to offer.
Pietersburg or as it is now named Polokwane is the capital of Limpopo and has a very active property market which offers great investment opportunities. With N1 from Cape town snaking through this city it is the economic heart of the province. It also have plenty to offer with it's nature trails, game reserve and bird sanctuary. The golf course will also not disappoint and eager golfer. South Africa's newest civil airport, Gateway International, will ensure that tourism will grow in the Limpopo at an increased rate.
To the north on the N1 Louis Trichardt or Makhado is well known for it's game farms. To the south in the bushveld the town of Ellisras or as it is now known Lephalale is situated west of the Mogol River. Laid out on the farm Waterkloof in 1960, the town is well-known for its coal mining industry at Grootegelukand for Matimba, the largest water-cooled power station in the southern hemisphere. This town has much to offer and it's unique golf course that snakes through the town's residential suburb, Onverwacht it is quite possible that you will be able to find a property next to the golf course.
The name "Capricorn" is derived from the tropic of capricorn, the bottom of which crosses Limpopo and the northern section of this region. The region of Capricorn stretches from the Ysterberg, all along the foothills of the lush Wolkberg, to the tropic of Capricorn in the north.
The region's position makes it a perfect stopover between Gauteng and the northern areas of the province and between the country's North-Western areas and the world-renowned Kruger National Park. It is also in close proximity to the neighboring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland.
Situated in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range of Limpopo, the Waterberg District is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the great natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage. The Waterberg Mountains stretch along more than 5 000 km2 of spectacular vistas and scenic valleys - the ideal destination off the beaten tourism track. The area is steeped in a history and some artifacts found here date back to Stone Age times. The area is a mosaic of culture and tradition as is reflected by the different rural tribes such as the Bapedi, Tswana and Basotho, while the Voortrekkers also left their distinctive mark on the area.
Commercial agriculture is an integral part of this province, and cattle ranching and maize farming are regional institutions - the water-rich valleys of the Limpopo River on the Botswana border provide sweet bushveld grazing, while the plains of the Springbok Flats near the towns of Bela Bela and Mokopane are covered with a colourful quilt of carefully cultivated fields of maize and sunflowers. Otherwise, the bushveld landscape, interspersed with sandstone buttresses and baobab, marula and fever trees, supports a number of towns that make up one of the country's fastest-growing industrial and agricultural districts.
This is one of the most mineralised regions in the world and numerous towns form part of the Bushveld Igneous Complex - a 50,000km2 treasure trove yielding massive amounts of minerals such as vanadium, platinum, nickel and chromium. The Waterberg District offers the tourist a bit of both worlds - an infrastructure of excellent facilities and modern conveniences found in the many game reserves and conservation areas, coupled with the opportunity to experience the African wilderness in its pristine state.
Flowing across from the northwest and framing the northern border of this province lies the Vhembe area - a fertile region where baobabs guard the varied countryside and where rockart and caves entice the visitor to uncover its romantic and historical past. One of the main geographical features of this region is the Limpopo, the country's third most important river, which forms South Africa's northern border. This life-giving river provides sustenance to the predominantly hot, dry lands through which it meanders and its many tributaries support several small, thriving farming villages in the region's northern areas.
In this region tourists will find the former independent homelands of Lebowa and Venda where traditional African cultures thrive. In fact, this fertile valley has been home to cultures dating back to the Iron Age. The western section of the region is framed by the rocky spine of the awe-inspiring Soutpansberg (salt pan mountain) range. The range, with a width in some parts over 30km, features a fertile, well-watered plateau receiving high rainfall and supporting a wide range of crops and cultivated lands. The area also boasts many historical sites, from the relics of the Stone Age San and their inimitable rock artwork, to the marks left by the ancestors of the Venda to the tracks of the Voortrekker wagons which carried European migrants into an unknown land and housed their cultures. The visitor to this region will not help but notice, with splendid scenery, an abundance of nature reserves and a thriving people, the prevalence of an untouched nature.
Driving from Limpopo River across Vhembe District towards East-western side, one comes to the beautiful district of Mopani. Its strategical positioning, makes it easily accessible by people from all sides of the province. On the West it borders Sekhukhune while like an Island; Bohlabela spreads through the Eastern side. On the West is Capricorn District. The beautiful towns of Tzaneen, Modjadji’skloof, Phalaborwa and Giyani are key to the economy of Mopani. The district is consisted by the following local municipalities: Greater Letaba, Greater Giyani, Greater Tzaneen and Ba-Phalaborwa.
Sekhukhune District Municipality is a cross-boarder municipality between Limpopo and Mpumalanga Province. The district shares borders with Waterburg, Bohlabela and Capricorn districts in Limpopo ; Nkangala, Highveld District Council, Lowveld Escarpment district in Mpumalanga Province. During the transition period some portions of the Municipality was formerly administered by the Northern District Council, Bosveld District Council, Lowveld Escarpment District Council and Highveld District Council, The Municipality was established as per section 12 of the municipal structures Act 117 of 1998 as a cross boarder District Municipality. It comprises of five municipalities namely: Fetakgomo Municipality, Makhuduthamaga Municipality, Grater Marble Hall Municipality, Greater Groblersdal Municipality and Greater Tubatse Municipality.