Limpokwena Nature Reserve, Limpopo
Where the Limpopo and Mogalakwena Rivers converge, you will find the Limpokwena Nature Reserve. This green oasis preserves more than 2400 hectares of South African bush and has a wide variety of flora and fauna that call this place their home.
You will find elephants, giraffes, leopards, and a variety of antelope make their way through this beautiful nature reserve which is open to Botswana’s Northern Thuli Reserve on the Limpopo River.
The reserve is five hours away from the city of Johannesburg and falls within the Mapungubwe Golden Mile making it a special place of cultural heritage.
Accommodation at Limpokwena Nature Reserve
Enjoy rustic accommodation in the middle of the beautiful Limpokwena Nature Reserve. The 19th Century Rondawel architecture and stand-alone chalets allow you to experience quality and comfort in a tranquil and private setting.
Choose from the four stand-alone chalets that can accommodate two people each or the private family-style cottage that can accommodate up to eight people – perfect for large families or a group of friends.
The chalets surround the main lodge and each consist of a King-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom. Families travelling with children can be accommodated with additional single beds in the chalets.
Meanwhile, the main lodge comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining and living room, a bar area with a TV with DStv, an outdoor braai area and swimming pool that you can utilise during your stay.
In the family cottage, you will find a master bedroom with a King-sized bed, a full bathroom, an adjacent Twin-bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, four single beds in the upstairs loft, kitchenette and outdoor braai area.
Activities at Limpokwena Nature Reserve
When you visit Limpokwena Nature Reserve you can enjoy unforgettable African experiences with their wide variety of activities.
Enjoy safari drive in the morning or afternoon with an experienced field guide and learn more about the intricate details of the surrounding wilderness. Guided Bush Walks offer an opportunity to encounter game on foot while also experiencing the sights and sounds that are often missed while on a vehicle.
Other activities available include half-day or full-day fishing, depending on the water levels, where you will be taken to the fishing spot provided with comfortable chairs, a net and baiting assistance will be provided. In these waters, you won’t have to worry about your level of experience as beginners luck is very strong.
Thanks to their convenient location near Botswana and the two rivers, bird lovers will get to witness a myriad of over 300 bird species! Some species include the Crimson Breasted Shrike, Open Billed Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, Meyer’s Parrot, Senegal Coucal, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Ground Hornbill, Meave’s Starling, Southern Pied Babbler, and both White and Cape Vultures.
Top reasons for staying at Limpokwena Nature Reserve:
- Relaxation and serenity without the chaos of busy city life.
- A variety of animal sightings including elephant, hippo and the elusive Leopard.
- Comfortable and homely accommodation.
- A private, intimate lodge without the crowds surrounded by the wilderness.
- The friendly and helpful team who ensure that your stay is an unforgettable one.
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