Provincial Government - Background
Limpopo is a land of legend. Home to ancient lands and pre-historic secrets.
It is a land of beautiful and contrasting landscape, which is typical of Africa hence it has become a favourite destination for leisure and adventure travellers worldwide. This adventurous province prides itself of its unique region of infinite scenic beauty with a great diversity of natural and manmade attractions, rich cultural heritage and an abundance of wildlife and nature-based tourism opportunities.
The province shares borders with the neighbouring SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) countries of Botswana in the western side, Mozambique on the east and Zimbabwe in the north.
Its proximity to all these SADC countries makes Limpopo the perfect springboard for exploring the riches of this exciting part of the African continent.
Limpopo is also known as the Great North. On the surface, it is a broad, boundless area, a landscape tanning itself in the heat of the African sun yet revealing a land of immense beauty that brings interest and entertainment in generous amounts.
It is land of legend. Ruins and relics abound in ancient forests, sparkling trout waters, hot mineral springs and waterfalls. Much of it has remained unchanged for centuries, offering unlimited opportunities in Limpopo for the enjoyment of untamed Africa. Limpopo is home to ancient lands and pre-historic secrets. This is home to Modjadji, the fabled Rain Queen, the Stone Age and Iron age relics of Makapansgat Valley and the treasures of the World heritage site Mapungubwe that date back to time immemorial.
Being South Africa’s northernmost province, Limpopo traces its historical background way back in pre-1994 when the province was formed from the northern region of the Transvaal province which then was initially named Northern Transvaal. The following year 1994 which brought about democratic government, it was renamed Northern Province, which remained the name until 11 June 2003, when the name of the province was formally changed to the name of its most important river, Limpopo which is situated on the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana, after deliberation by the provincial government.
Enjoy your journey to Limpopo and our beautiful country of South Africa.