Welcome to Bushveld
Southwest of Polokwane lies the Waterberg, a Unesco biosphere reserve the size of the Okavango Delta. The source of four of Limpopo’s perennial rivers, its biodiversity is reflected in the San rock paintings of large mammals on the area’s sandstone cliffs. For something more recent, Marakele National Park is one of South Africa's most underrated protected areas. Elsewhere, the Bushveld region is typical African savannah. If you want to break up your journey along the N1, there is a string of roadside towns with some pit-stop potential.