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Limpopo

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Limpopo forms part of the 9 provinces in South Africa. The province is situated in the northern part of the country. It was named after the Limpopo River, which forms the provinces western and northern borders. Its capital and largest city was formally known as Pietersburg but has since changed to Polokwane.

The province was formed from the northern region of the Transvaal Province in 1994, and was initially named Northern Transvaal. The following year it was named Northern Province. After the deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the South African constitution, the provinces name formally changed to Limpopo after 2003. Mapungubwe was an alternative name considered for the province by the provincial govenrment. Today, traditional leaders and chief still form a strong backbone of the province’s political landscape. The group plays a major role in lobbying government and legislature on matters related to custom, tradition, culture and developmental initiatives that have an impact on rural communities.

The province is home to the Zion Christian Church (ZCC). The church is the largest African initiated church functioning across Southern Africa. The churches headquarters are at the Zion City Moria in the province.

The province is a dream come true for adventurers and wildlife lovers. The Kruger National Park is a popular tourist attraction in the province. It boasts in affordable luxury accommodations and offers visitors a chance to closely interact with the country’s renowned ‘big five’. The Mapungubwe National Park offers visitors a chance to experience the parks scenic landscape, riverine forest and baobab trees.

Everyone is welcomed at the Meropa Casino & Entertainment World. Take risks at this Moroccan-style finish, entertainment hub. Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, offers visitors with an experience of a life time. Visitors are encouraged to experience their affordable safari lodges and wildlife tours. The centre houses animals such as, cheetahs, rhinoceros and elephants to name a few. Inhabitants of the province are extremely friendly and welcoming, making it easier for you to get comfortable and start exploring the safari.