Limpopo – North

Limpopo - North


When you visit the Limpopo Province of South Africa, you will discover a region of infinite scenic beauty with a great diversity of both natural and man-made attractions, rich cultural heritage and an abundance of wildlife and nature-based tourism opportunities.

Limpopo is the fifth largest province in South Africa.  It is the northernmost province of South Africa and is named after the Limpopo River.  The river forms the province's western and northern borders.  The province is bordered by Botswana to the west, Zimbabwe to the north and Mozambique to the east.

The name "Limpopo" has its origin in the Sepedi word  meaning "strong gushing waterfalls".

When you visit Limpopo, you will discover that the landscape and vegetation varies from one area to the other. The vegetation ranges from Tropical Forests, Bush and Shrubs to semi-desert areas with small trees and bushes. The landscape also ranges from mountainous to flat land.

While visiting the region, you will need to make a plan to see the famous Baobab trees, which are located here.  Baobab trees are extremely large African trees sometimes described as “upside-down trees” due to their shortened branches that look more like roots.  These trees grow very slowly and can live thousands of years.  The Baobabs have hollow trunks providing homes for many animals.  Some of the Baobabs in Limpopo are rumored to be more than 3000 years old.

The capital of this province is Polokwane, formerly known as Pietersburg.


Due to its proximity to Zimbabwe and Botswana, Limpopo is characteristically bisected by the main freeway, the N1, in a north-south aspect.  The N1 connects the major centers in the country to the main border post to Zimbabwe.  The N11 bisects the province in a more east-west direction. These two roads and their intersecting aspect has resulted in the province being divided into four sections for the purpose of this website.


The northern section, with regards this website, is located in the north-west quadrant of the province.  It is bordered by the Limpopo River to the north, the N1 freeway to the east and the N11 freeway to the south.

Bushveld vegetation dominates this region.  The western section of the Soutpansberg and the slow flowing Limpopo River are located here.  The area northwards of the Soutpansberg is rich with mopane trees and ancient, giant baobab trees.  This section also has many natural and cultural heritage sites which are accessible to visitors.

Take the time to leisurely explore this area and experience the natural beauty, the abundant bird and wildlife, the diverse cultural sites of this area. You will not be disappointed.

25+ camping sites in the Northern Region of the Limpopo Province.
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Limpopo - North

Below is a listing of camp sites that have been featured and have a blog.
Click on the image to read the blog and find out more about each camp site.

More interesting articles on camp sites in the area coming soon

Listing of Camp Sites

Below is a listing of camp sites in the Northern Region of the Limpopo Province.
Click on the image and you will be directed to the respective websites for more information and contact details.

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.