The Capricorn region of Limpopo Province derives its name from the Tropic of Capricorn, the imaginary geographical line that marks the southernmost latitude of the apparent movement of the Sun in the southern hemisphere's summer. The region of Capricorn is bordered in the North by the Tropic of Capricorn, in the West it follows the Mgalakwena River continuing to the Mpumalanga border which it follows until branching North from the Echo Caves to Soekmekaar. The region's position makes it a perfect stopover for travellers from Gauteng and further South to the northern areas of Limpopo Province, and between the country's northwestern areas and the world-renowned Kruger National Park. It is also in close proximity to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland.
The historical and cultural attractions of the Capricorn region are varied. They include San rock art, a host of legendary characters who made history in the region, the Voortrekkers who arrived here to escape an oppressive regime in the Cape and their conflict with the locals who considered this magical region their home, and weren’t always eager to share it. Visitors will gain insight into the tapestry of human drama that unfolded on this land through archaeological evidence unearthed and preserved, the legacy left by the San in their rock art and relics preserved in the many museums and memorials of the region.
Polokwane, once Pietersburg, is the capital of Limpopo Province and situated in the Capricorn region. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the southern hemisphere. It was founded in the gold rush days of the 1880s, and has witnessed Stone Age nomads, Iron Age settlements, European migrations, wars and political upheaval. There are plenty of historical sites and attractions for the visitor, and one can visit San rock art and prehistoric ruins. One of the most notable sites near Potgietersrus (Mokopane) is Makapans Valley. Nowhere else in the world is there such a complete record of human occupation. There are bones of Ape-men over 3 million years old as well as those of extinct animals. The Cave of Hearths is thought to be the evidence of man's earliest use of fire. Close by and some 18 kms to the South of Polokwane on the N1 highway can be seen the Eersteling Monument, site of South Africa’s very first powered gold ore crushing plant.
Some of the most significant landmarks in the Capricorn region are the impressive University of the North and the Zion City at Moria. This is the seat of the Zion Christian Church, a church with the largest following in South Africa. During Easter Weekend each year, millions of followers congregate here. Years ago the open grasslands and hills of the region were inhabited by nomadic tribes. The Zulu general Mzilikazi who fled from the Zulu King Shaka, travelled through the area on his way north to establish a kingdom in Bulawayo. It is of interest that the two largest citrus estates in the world are situated about 60 km from Polokwane at Zebediela and Letaba. In the remote south-east corner of Capricorn region is an area of great scenic beauty called Sekhukhuneland, where traditional African customs are still practised in the mountain strongholds of the Drakensberg escarpment. This area offers superb 4x4 routes through unusual and dramatic mountain country.
The African Ivory Route, which has its origins in the legendary exploits of early ivory hunters and gold traders, runs through the Capricorn region. Today the route is an important ecotourism and 4x4 adventure destination much sought after by safari enthusiasts. Traversing rugged mountainous terrain and stunning wilderness areas, the route will appeal particularly to the person drawn to the African wild.
Silver Mist's 8 self-catering chalets of different sizes are nestled in the mountains overlooking one of three well stocked catch and release dams so don't forget your fishing equipment! A game fence with a variety of game encloses the farm. There are twe
Owl Cottage offers self catering for up to six people, there is an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. 3 separate bedrooms all with single beds, one en-suite + a large family bathroom.Stoep with braai facilities.Pool great views.Good birding
A charming farm cottage with scenic views in Magoebaskloof, Limpopo.
We offer beautiful spacious chalets each with their own kitchen seperate from the bedrooms and own en-suite bathroom. All chalets are fitted with a TV, barfridge, microwave, kettle and fan and are only self-catering. All linen and towels are ...
Located in the beautiful forested mountains and streams of Magoebaskloof, Boscobel Cottages is an intimate luxury self-catering establishment. The three stone cottages consist of a ground floor main bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area, leading out...
Mountain Fly Fishing self catering cottages offers you an ideal opportunity of getting away from the stress of everyday life and unwinding in a relaxed and beautiful environment. In Haenertsburg area of the Limpopo Province.
The Western Breeze is an exclusive private game farm and nature reserve in the Groblersdal region of the South African bushveld. 5 Luxurious fully furnished units, strategically situated for optimal privacy and a tranquil bushveld experience, makes The We
Madulo Guest House is a unique, luxurious and beautiful 4 star graded establishment situated in the green and sunny Flora Park suburb, in the city of Polokwane. The accommodation is comfortable with luxury finishes and a keen attention to detail...
Di-Ella Game Lodge is a 4 star graded Luxury Self Catering Game Lodge hidden away on 2200ha of unspoilt bushveld and is only 3 hours from Gauteng, based in the Limpopo Province, only 20km's from Polokwane.
Nestled in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, our Game farm is perfectly located for the weekend break or a leisurely mid-week self catering holiday.
Glenogle Farm is a privately owned estate hidden amongst the pine plantations in the beautiful mountainous area of Magoebaskloof. This picturesque farm boasts horses, a magnificent dam stocked with trout as well as 2 Luxury self catering units.
Woodmere Lodge is a stunning self-catering house set in a pretty garden on a timber farm amongst an indigenous forest with far away views. This luxurious Lodge accommodates 10/12 people in four bedrooms.
Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort is situated in the beautiful Cheerio Valley. Sleeps from 28 - 33 guests.
The breathtaking lodge started off with one farmer's dream of utilizing what nature gives us and preserving it for our future generations. What started off as a game farm with a heartwarming family home, grew into an exotic game breeding project and now a
The house is scenically placed next to the Haenertsburg Trout Association's trophy dam with great views over the dam and indigenous forest.
You could book a Forest Lodge cabin, 3 metres up in the canopy of the indigenous forest, surrounded by magnificent trees, animals and birds. Alternatively, soak up the views at the earthy Thora Boloka Cottage, on the mountain's edge overlooking ...
Anlou Guest House is situated in the beautiful Capricon region on the highway to the gates of Africa and is approximately 270km from the O R Tambo Airport.
Polokwane is the Capital City of Limpopo Legislature and the Gateway to the Lowveld. The Air Port is positioned on the out skirts of the city on the road to the North 10 minutes drive from Huis Lindekroom. Transport is Available on request.