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A memorable visit to Limpopo

A memorable visit to Limpopo

Planning a family holiday? Here are a few reasons why you should make Limpopo your next stop.

Looking for a getaway with the family but not sure where to go? What about a visit to the beautiful Limpopo.

There are numerous reasons why Limpopo stands out as a stunning holiday destination. There is a remarkable and ever-increasing number of wildlife and nature reserves, seven of the eleven official languages in South Africa are spoken in the province and it’s home to the country’s highest population of rhinos and antelopes – there are obviously excellent game viewing opportunities for visitors.

Still need some convincing? Here are a few must-see places, thanks to our friends at Flight Centre:

Echo Caves

Consist of breath-taking stalactites and stalagmite formations, the caves are easily viewed from various walkways with electric lights, railings and staircases that have been installed for the safety and convenience of all visitors. The spectacular limestone and dripstone structures inside the natural caves make for interesting views and can be seen in chambers throughout the caves as they wind through the mountainside.

Jessica the Hippo in Hoedspruit

Jessica, the famous hippo, ‘lives’ in the Hoedspruit river and has been raised by her owners, Tonie and Shirley Joubert, as though she is their child.

The Jouberts took the animal into their care when her mother was found exhausted at the border of the Kruger National Park. Jessica wanders around freely but continuously chooses her favourite spot – next to the house. She sleeps in her “parents” house and is always covered with a blanket.

Jessica received a lot of media attention in recent years and more than 90 films and documentaries have been made about her. The public is able to visit Jessica at her home in Hoedspruit and the opportunity to stroke her nose and feed her.

Kruger National Park

Situated in north-eastern South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest game reserves – the Kruger National Park. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals also call it home.

It’s a game reserve that should be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Adventures with Elephants (Bela Bela)

Adventures with Elephants opened in 2010 and educates over 15 000 guests a year about the amazing African Elephant. Adventures with Elephants offers various types of Elephant interactions educational interactions, safaris, swimming and tailor-made activities. These Elephant interactions give you the opportunity to learn everything about elephants and experience an elephant’s intelligence first-hand.

Visit flightcentre.co.za for more information.

 

 

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