South Africans call Limpopo the gateway to Africa. It borders Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. On the southern side of the province lie the South African provinces of Mpumalanga, North West, and Gauteng. As a result, Limpopo has become an important link for international distribution lines, as it connects Gauteng’s powerful economy and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. The Great North Road (N1) runs through the province from North to South.
Those who buy property for sale in Limpopo are investing in a region which shows steady improvement. It is developing in its economic growth and living standards and has a bright future.
Limpopo is called “the garden of South Africa” for its hefty contribution to the country’s agriculture. Tzaneen is a famous centre for tea production, and Modimolle for table grapes. Farming of livestock, staple foods and fruit takes place in the province. There are also plentiful mineral deposits, including platinum, iron ore, and granite. Phalaborwa and Thabazimbi are principal mining towns in the South African mining industry.
Those who enjoy owning Limpopo property also enjoy the fantastic African climate here. The climate is gloriously subtropical. Rain falls in the summer months, while winters are mild with low frost. This pattern helps the farming industry to continue producing its high yield.
Limpopo’s wildlife is second to none, attracting tourists from far and wide. On the eastern side of the province is the world-famous Kruger National Park. Residents here have the opportunity to experience African wildlife first-hand. The province is a game hunter’s paradise, with many options on game farms in the area. These game farms subscribe to the highest ethical standards for game hunting.
Owning property in Limpopo puts you in touch with the spectacular Waterberg mountain range. This region has some of the most tranquil African scenery you could wish for. The Waterberg Biosphere is also recognised as an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Residents here fall in love with the South African Bushveld abundant in the region.
When you choose a home in Limpopo you are positioning yourself for other treats as well. Consider the town of Bela-Bela, famous throughout the surrounding provinces. Its chief attraction is its naturally occurring mineral baths. Limpopo also features absolutely unique attractions such as a pub near Modjadjiskloof which has been fashioned from a large Baobab tree.
There is also a fascinating archaeological record here. The Mapungubwe National Park holds evidence of South Africa’s oldest kingdom. It was the largest settlement here for a dynasty of 400 years. It’s no wonder that the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape stands tall in South Africa’s remarkable pantheon of World Heritage Sites.
Residents can’t be bored in Limpopo. The province has outstanding horse riding, hiking trails, plentiful fishing, rock climbing, and other adventure outings. While there is much to be said for the attractions of the countryside, there is an urban offering as well.
Polokwane, the province’s capital, gives you the option for a pleasing lifestyle, with good infrastructure, entertainment and education. It has a reliable modern airport offering regular flights. The real estate market in Polokwane is robust and there is ongoing demand for Polokwane rentals and sales on apartments and houses.
What property options are available in Limpopo? The various options are exciting for those looking to buy here. You could choose farm living close to the resort town of Bela Bela, or in Mokopane, in the beauteous Sterkrivier region.
Or, there are secure townhouses available in the capital of Polokwane. Attractive townhouses are also on offer at the town of Louis Trichardt. This town is at the centre of a thriving hub of tropical fruit production.
There is also explosive development currently happening in the far North-eastern town of Lephalale. This development will offer you an exclusive lifestyle at an affordable price.
All these, surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine Bushveld, make Limpopo a property choice that will tug at your heartstrings!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2017 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.