4 NIGHT / 5 DAY LIMPOPO SAFARI & CULTURE TOUR
Sample some of the extraordinary, diverse delights of Limpopo province. It’s the dream of adventure by day and simple comfort at night. You’ll visit a quiet game reserve, meet local people imbued in an ancient culture and explore the wonder of a unique cycad forest – and it’s legendary people. Designed for those who want relatively short driving distances and maximum time for local interactions, this short tour is an ideal introduction to Limpopo province.
Day 1: Phalaborwa to Mtomeni Tented Camp
The guide will meet you in Phalaborwa (airport or other accommodation) and transfer group to the unfenced Mtomeni Tented Camp in Letaba ranch. An afternoon drive will offer your first chance to see the wildlife of the area. Dinner is around the campfire and you’ll sleep in safari tents with en-suite, flush ablutions.
Day 2: Mtomeni Tented Camp
Depart at first light on a game drive in an open safari vehicle. Stop at strategic points for short walks to see additional details. Return to camp for a late brunch. Rest in camp during the heat of the day and depart mid-afternoon for an evening game drive, returning to the camp at sunset. Dinner is served around the campfire.
Day 3: Baleni and the Salt Harvesting
Depart Mtomeni after a leisurely breakfast and head north towards Giyani. Visit a craft-co-operative and take a guided walk through downtown Giyani to experience the vibrancy of urban living. Arrive at Baleni early afternoon and join the guides as you visit the geo-thermal hotspring & meet the salt harvesters. Dinner will be served back in camp and will consist of a range of local, traditional food. You will sleep in Tsonga-style rondavels with en-suite ablutions.
Day 4: Baleni to Modjadi
Depart Baleni after an early breakfast and travel to Duiwelskloof, and the Modjadji Cycad Reserve. At the entrance to the ‘Garden of the Rain Queen’ you will have a chance to see the traditional home of the Modjadji’s Rain Queen, and get an insight into their traditions. The guide will then take you on a hike through the famous cycad reserve, ending in the Modjadji Camp. Check in for the last evening and enjoy the storytelling and convivial atmosphere around the camp fire.
Day 5. Modjadji to Phalaborwa
Depart Modjadji after breakfast and return to Phalaborwa airport.