- This blog is a pick of highlight posts as photographers Lesego Konupi and Kgotso Mdakani, convergence specialist Deen Schroeder and journalist Marisa Oosthuizen journey through Limpopo with the main aim of finding travel gems.
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- Trying to find the Makapan Caves...
- According to the Limpopo Tourism website the Makapan Valley in Limpopo is the only cultural heritage site of its kind. It has a history of the Ndebele people and resistance wars dating back 151 years. People in this area will be conscientised of the universal value of the site as they celebrate the history and prepare for the preservation challenges as communities.
The Cave of Hearths is one of only two Stone Age sites in the world that contain an unbroken sequence of artefacts from the Earlier Stone Age to the Later Stone Age. Mid-17th century makapan's valley started their friendship with human being.
The Cave of Gwasa one of historic caves in Limpopo was a site of repeated refuge from conflicts, is the caves that has being known later In 1854, as Makapan's Cave, named after the great chief Makapan and several thousand members of the Kekana chiefdom by the Voortrekkers following an attack on a party of trekboers at Moorddrift.
- The team got terribly lost in their quest for the Makapan's Cave, but thanks to helpful locals were able to find it. It is actually pretty easy to get to the caves. From Mokopane head towards Polokwane on the N1, just before the toll gate take a left onto the R501. You will see one of the brown informational signs indicating the Makapan World Heritage Site that is on your right. If you reach the brick factory you've gone too far!
- The true definition of taking a #shotleft, we pulled over in the middle of nowhere to hang out on the road.
- Staying at Mapungubwe National Park near the border with Botswana and Zim tonight... so excited! It's where the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers meet. Lots of historical significance about this place, but first - a game drive...
- We were hoping to see Simba, but were blessed with sightings of large elephant herds, impala, zebra, oryx, red hartbees, blue wildebeest, steenbok, baboons and an eagle.