Limpopo self-drive safari is a journey through stunning landscapes, ancient cultures and the African wilderness.
This is not your classic self-drive in South Africa. This comes with a difference. You will explore hidden gems like the Leshiba Wilderness by jeep, Horse or on foot. You’ll cross the Limpopo river border with Botswana, to enter into the land of giants: the Mashatu Game Reserve, in the Tuli Block. Then, you will explore the area of the Greater Kruger and the Blyde River Canyon. And eventually, you’ll end up trying a bush camp experience in the wilderness of Manyeleti. Stay at an unfenced camp, enlightened at night by lanterns only. Listen to the sound of the bush, with the spine-chilling call of the Hyena or the roar of the Lion.
leopard and hyena sightings in the Mashatu Game Reserve;
bush camp experience in the Manyeleti Game Reserve.
The Venda Lodge at Leshiba has been built on the ruins of an ancient local village and designed by a world famous Venda architect. It offers a Spa and a great view over the valley overlooked by the Soutpansberg Mountains. The food is delicious, the ambiance very romantic. We’ll win an easy bet by saying you’ll rewaken your soul at Leshiba.
The Tent Camp at Mashatu has spacious tents with en-suite bathroom and private verandah.
In Hoedspruit, you will stay at a lodge or in a villa in the bush or by the river.
In Manyeleti, your accommodation will be at an unfenced bush camp with a great out-of-Africa wilderness feeling.
When to go
All year-round. Game viewing is at its best during the dry season (May-October) because of lesser vegetation and scarcity of water. On the other hand, summertime is great for birdwatching.