Kids in Limpopo
Limpopo is largely about going on safari and what better way for families to experience natureís lessons, away from the hustle and bustle of artificial manmade structures. The western side of Limpopo, once given over to cattle farming and hunting, is now largely dedicated to wildlife conservation and, unlike the eastern side of the province, offers malaria-free big five game viewing that is perfect for families with children. [cont.]
Regarded by some as the ugly sister of its southern neighbour, Mpumalanga, Limpopo Province nonetheless boasts the less crowded and wilder part of the Kruger National Park and the Olifants River. This river flows through the park and parts of the province, offering further value by way of water activities and white water rafting adventures in a world that is still given over to large tracts of indigenous forest, and large plantations of coffee, tea and citrus. Limpopo is about private game farms, wildlife sanctuaries, waters rich in trout, hot mineral springs and endless blue skies. Afromontane forests make hiking and walking a wonderful way to get away from it all, and the valleys are a cornucopia of tropical fruits that grow so easily here.
But it isnít all about wildlife. There are horse riding adventures, hot air ballooning opportunities, mountain and quad biking as well as paragliding. Mountain biking and road cycling are very popular - visit the Tzaneen Bicycle Club for more information.
The Marakele National Park, just 15 kilometres outside Thabazimbi, is home to over 800 breeding pairs of Cape Vulture, one of the largest known colonies. The Chuene Crocodile farm near Polokwane makes a great outing for kids, and the natural hot water spring at Bela Bela provide a series of baths that are a treat for children. [close]
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