Limpopo is located at the Northmost province of South Africa, with Polokwane, the land of myths and legends as its capital. Limpopo is considered as the premium destination to explore vast sites for wildlife and rich cultural heritage. The land is known for its protected natural reserves. The rich cultural heritage adds charm to the ancient appeal of the land. Limpopo is an amalgamation of beautiful and contrasting landscapes and mountains that has made it popular among the adventure lovers across the globe. Its neighboring borders with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) make Limpopo the perfect destination to explore this blend of riches in the African continent.
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|State||:||North most province of South Africa lying within the great curve of the Limpopo River.|
|Area||:||122 1037 square kilometers and is the 5th largest province in South Africa.|
|Population||:||The countries population is about 47900 000 (2008) with a density of 39/Km2.|
Climate and Geography
The Limpopo Province enjoys hot yet pleasant summers and dry winters. The weather is characterised by almost year-round sunshine. It can get very hot in summer (October through to March), with temperatures rising to 27ºC (80.6 ºF) and sometimes reaching temperatures in the mid 30ºs Celsius (mid-90s Fahrenheit). This is mild compared to the Lowveld where some towns such as Phalaborwa have been known to reach 45ºC (116ºF). One of the great attractions is the Kruger National Park, where tourists can expect summer temperatures around the 30ºC (86ºF) mark. Limpopo Province is renowned for its hot yet pleasant summers and dry, mild winters. Polokwane (Pietersburg), capital of Limpopo, is roughly situated in the centre of the province and it’s weather is very similar to that found in most areas of the province. It is characterised by almost year-round sunshine and can get very hot in summer (October-March), with temperatures rising to 27°C (80,6°F) and sometimes even touching the mid-thirties Celsius (mid-nineties Fahrenheit). But this is mild compared to the Lowveld where some towns such as Phalaborwa have been known to reach 45°C (116°F). One of the great attractions to Limpopo is the Kruger National Park, where tourists can expect summer temperatures around 30°C (86°F). Thunderstorms are not uncommon in this part of the country and many afternoons will find the horizon filled with heavy clouds. Winter is typical of the interior highveld plateau: a sunny season of crisp, chilly, early mornings and cold nights (cool nights in the Lowveld) and dry afternoons. One can expect to be changing clothes as the day progresses from the cool dawn through the warm day and into the cool night. Rest assured, though, that in general the weather of the Limpopo Province will greet you with a hospitable display of sunshine and temperance.
By car:- The N1 runs from Cape Town, Bloemfontein and the Gauteng to the Limpopo Province and straight through it and on to Harare in Zimbabwe. Car Hire and Transport Services Public roads in South Africa are well developed and well sign-posted with driving done on the left hand side of the road. Drivers must have an international drivers license and a minimum of 5 years driving experience to hire a car in South Africa.
By Plane:- Hoedspruit has an airport with regular flights to Johannesburg. Polokwane International Airport Pietersburg / Polokwane International Airport is situated five kilometres from town. There is no bus service to town, but major car hire companies have rental kiosks at the airport and taxis are also readily available.