Polokwane Adventures

Roughly halfway between Gauteng (300 km) and the border at Beit Bridge (200 km) on the N1 highway, the great north road to Zimbabwe, you’ll find the capital of Limpopo, the city of Polokwane. 

The city was founded in the 1880’s gold rush. Originally named Pietersburg, the city was renamed Polokwane – meaning ‘place of safety’ in Northern Sotho.

Just 10 minutes from the bustling metropolis you’ll find the Polokwane Game Reserve, home to 52 game species including the…

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Adventures in Polokwane
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Roughly halfway between Gauteng (300 km) and the border at Beit Bridge (200 km) on the N1 highway, the great north road to Zimbabwe, you’ll find the capital of Limpopo, the city of Polokwane. 

The city was founded in the 1880’s gold rush. Originally named Pietersburg, the city was renamed Polokwane – meaning ‘place of safety’ in Northern Sotho.

Just 10 minutes from the bustling metropolis you’ll find the Polokwane Game Reserve, home to 52 game species including the endangered white rhino.

Polokwane is centrally located with easy access from Johannesburg and Pretoria and only short drives to many adventure destinations in Limpopo. To the west, towards Tzaneen, the mountain scenery of Magoebaskloof beckons hikers, climbers and bikers.

Slighly further afield, the game viewing in the Kruger National Park draws 4x4 enthusiasts and nature lovers.

To the north, Mapungubwe National Park draws visitors in search of South Africa’s rich heritage and in the west, Marakele National Park offers game viewing in the Waterberg Mountains. 

With so many adventure opportunities, Polokwane lives up to its name as the gateway to Africa!

Polokwane Adventures

Canopy Tours

Are you ready to experience the thrill of sliding through the forest on a Tarzan and Jane style adventure? Strap in and slide your way between the platforms overlooking the Great Letaba River in the beautiful Magoebaskloof near Polokwane. Professional guides will ensure that you can concentrate on enjoying...

Canyoning

View our list of canyoning or canyoneering operators in Polokwane - Dirty Boots

Kloofing

Kloofing in Magoebaskloof near Polokwane is a great adventure activity. Swim, float and bum-slide your way down a river and abseil alongside a waterfall where you can jump into beautiful pools. It’s not for the faint-hearted but it’s an amazing day out!

Lion Walks

Lion walks are guided and supervised to ensure your safety, while enabling you to observe and interact with these magnificent cats - Dirty Boots

Quad Biking

Only a short drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria you will find the gateway to Africa, Polokwane. From here you have easy access to a wide variety of adventure activities. How about a Quad Biking Adventure in nearby Magoebaskloof. A ride through the indigenous forest and along the Groot Letaba River...

Teambuilding

Conviniently located north of Johannesburg on the N1 highway, the great north road to Zimbabwe,  Polokwane in Limpopo Province is the gateway of Africa. You can find an adventure in Polokwane that is great for the entire family, outdoor lovers, thrill seekers and last but not least for corporate...

Tubing

On a Tubing or geckoing Adventure you will ride inflatable tubes down a river. Sounds fun? It is! Why not take a short drive from Polokwane to the beautiful mountainous area of Magoebaskloof for a Tubing Adventure. Unwind in the lush vegetation and breathe in the fresh air as you make your way down...