A land of myths, sceneries, legends, and incredible flora and fauna, Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa, sharing borders with Mozambique, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, making it a perfect gateway to Africa.
Limpopo acquired its name from the Limpopo River that runs along the northern section of the border. What makes Limpopo a real paradise on earth is its exotic wildlife as well as indulgent flora. Carved across the natural landscape is its spectacular history with a rich cultural heritage.
Limpopo is known as the Great North. Upon initial observation, Limpopo seems like a boundless, area tanning under the scorching African heat. However, beyond that menacing façade is a truly beautiful landscape that provides endless pleasure and curiosity to anyone who steps foot and looks around. Limpopo is considered an ancient land, punctuated by the Mapungubwe Heritage Site located at the Valley as well as the Makapans Cave.
Limpopo is a land of contrast, which is typical scenery in the country. It has long been an ideal spot for those seeking adventure, leisure, and a better understanding of the land, its people, and its history. Of course, it is not just about the unadulterated beauty that is present at Limpopo. Modernity has extended to this land and now offers adventurous individuals opportunities to live and enjoy the beauty that is present in this majestic land.
Polokwane serves as the capital of Limpopo and boasts of streets lined with coral trees and jacaranda. Limpopo serves as a major agricultural and commercial hub in the province and also is a perfect cultural hub in the Northern region with massive pieces of art as well as historical buildings dotting the city. A great complement to the flourishing agricultural heritage of Limpopo is its cattle and animal raising industry present along the countryside of Polokwane. What makes Polokwane an important city is its location, conveniently located along the Great North Road and is close to Pretoria as well as the border of Zimbabwe.
Farming and animal rising may be important industries in Polokwane, but Limpopo is also a great venue for mining. In fact, Limpopo is very rich in important mineral deposits including chromium, iron ore, coking coal, phosphate, antimony, copper, diamonds, emeralds, gold, scheelite, vermiculite, magnetite, mica, and silicon. Limpopo is also an important mining venue for feldspar, corundum, black granite, and others. Mining provides a fifth of the provincial income in Limpopo.
Tourism is obviously a massive industry in Limpopo due to its natural attractions. The annual growth of tourism in Limpopo is growing and a great deal of attention is given to tourism.
Just because Limpopo is called a land of myth and legends does not mean it is entirely challenging to explore. Those coming from Johannesburg can travel to Limpopo enroute the N1 Highway. There is also a busy port and airport for those traveling by air or sea.
Real Estate Options
Those who are looking for environments that are sunny and rich, the vast environment of Limpopo has diverse climate. If seeking real estate properties, it is important to know the right towns that can offer the best of Limpopo’s beauty as well as safety and security. The Waterberg district is nestled at the Waterberg Mountain Range and boasts of dynamic bushveld savannahs as well as plantations. This enticing landscape makes this area a popular choice for many real estate hunters. While the terrain is peppered with mining facilities and untamed nature, there are properties available for those who want to reside in this side of Limpopo.
Phalaborwa is another option to consider. This is also known as the Town of Two Summers and consists of massive open spaces, indigenous trees, and a large variety of birds. It is also at the boundary of Kruger National Park. Those who seek a vacation home will definitely want to seek good property options in this side of Limpopo due to its proximity to great flora and fauna.
Tzaneen has a subtropical climate and so it has a rich variety of plants, animals, as well as incredible produce including mangoes, citrus, avocados, nuts, and many others. There are also green tea plantations in the area. It is also close to another great location in Limpopo named Thohoyandou. This is a small university town and is home to the University of Venda. It is also an important town for commerce, legislation, and administration. It also serves as an important agricultural area in which most properties overlook at.
Safety and security in more developed areas of Limpopo seem very promising. According to studies, HIV rates are pretty low in the area while other common illnesses are also quite well managed. Therefore, staying in Limpopo can definitely offer a promising experience if you dare to stay in this lovely paradise on earth.