1 Exploring the Letaba

Experience this otherworldly area of lush forests, subtropical tea plantations and upmarket country-house guesthouses, and the quirky, time-warped town of Haenertsburg in its midst.

2 Horseriding in the Waterberg

This mountain range offers some of South Africa’s finest wilderness riding and horseback safaris, with outrides among zebra and giraffe, and the occasional rhino tagging along.

3 Mapungubwe archeology

Climb the Hill of Jackals and see the remains of Africa’s earliest kingdom, then continue to the fantastic nearby San cave paintings.

4 Soutpansberg Mountains

Spend the night in the mountains watching the magical display of stars above and let the soothing sound of the gushing waterfall gently lull you to sleep.

5 Venda crafts

Explore the remote, simple villages of the mystical Venda region and discover its skilful and distinctive art, pottery and woodcarvings.

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