Founded back in 1886 by Voortrekkers, Polokwane or Pietersburg is a modern town that holds a major commercial and agricultural centre within the Limpopo province. The city provides fine accommodation & business facilities for its visitors and is surrounded by a range of fascinating parks, flowing fountains & vibrant coral plants & trees. What attracts many tourists to this enchanting town is the wide range of African arts & crafts, so hop into your hire car to Polokwane and explore the capitol of the Limpopo Province.
To understand the history of Polokwane, stop by the Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum, which will describe to you the traditional and modern-day culture and lifestyle of the Bakone people. Another popular museum for tourists is to visit the Polokwane Museum which showcases the history of the city, environments and collections. Make a stop at the Moletzie Bird Sanctuary to take at glimpse at the rare Cape Vulture and many other bird species. The Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park also features many rare species of birds, but not only that, it also displays a frightening selection of snakes that will give you goose bumps.
To explore the rural part of the town and catch a glimpse of humongous rhinos, jump into your hire car and drive into the grounds of the Polokwane Game Reserve. To cover it all get on foot and follow on one of the few hiking trails available within the park. Not too far off from Polokwane is the Masebe Nature Reserve filled with spectacular photo opportunities of the surroundings of rock formations, vegetation and rivers. Not only that you may even encounter across some fantastic wildlife species such as giraffes, zebra, eland kudu, leopards and many exciting others. It's no wonder why this place is highly sought after by eco-tourists.
The Limpopo province is not all safaris. The Meropa Casino, which is 5kms drive in your rental car from Polokwane, offers a whole new experience into the state of the art gaming and entertainment complex that will give you a packed night of fun and excitement. Only 3 hours away from the goddess city of Johannesburg, your car rental from Auto Europe can take you there and throughout South Africa!
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