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Top Choice International in Polokwane

Saskia Restaurant

Decorated with Rembrandt replicas and stories from the master painter at every turn, you might expect this place at Fusion Boutique Hotel to be a bit stuffy. Not so. The cooking is fresh and assured, with Indonesian…
Top Choice Cafe in Polokwane

Grind

This mobile coffee tuk-tuk is the brainchild of master barista and all-round-coffee-guru Ben Schempers. Keep an eye on Facebook on weekdays then track it down for Polokwane's (Limpopo's?) best coffee. It's a real hi…
Bar in Polokwane

Grounded Container Bar &Cafe

We're ready to ignore the rather odd, close-to-the-airport location, and we really wish it'd open later, but this fantastic outdoor venue serves up Polokwane's best mix of craft beer and cocktails. It opened in late…
Wildlife Reserve in Polokwane

Polokwane Game Reserve

Go on safari at this 32.5-sq-km reserve less than 5km south of Polokwane. It’s one of the country’s largest municipal nature reserves, with 21 wildlife species, including zebras, giraffes and white rhinos, plus a go…
Cafe in Polokwane

Cafe Pavilion

Overlooking a garden centre, and boasting its own water feature in the covered outdoor area, the Pavilion is a great spot for breakfast or lunch. The food has the usual focus on meat feasts (think biltong and avocad…
Homewares in Polokwane

Yellow Lemontree

Stunning wood furnishings from northern India make a marvellous purchase (yes, it ships internationally), but it also has a range of stunning homewares that you can squeeze into your suitcase. Also has a shop downto…
Museum in Polokwane

Polokwane Art Museum

This museum is worth ducking into for its modern take on colonialism, many depictions of Nelson Mandela and interesting displays on women and art in South Africa. It features artists from Limpopo and across the coun…
International in Polokwane

Cofi

Sit back and 'chillate' at this friendly bar-restaurant. With an enormous round bar and a postmodern dining room, it's as trendy as fine dining gets in the city. Meat-driven mains dominate the menu, with the Afro Fu…
Museum in Polokwane

Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum

Located 9km south of Polokwane on Rte 37 to Chuniespoort, this museum evokes the customs of the Northern Sotho people who lived here 300 years ago. The tour of the recreated village views pot manufacture and tool de…
Museum in Polokwane

Hugh Exton Photographic Museum

Set in a restored 19th-century church, this museum covers Polokwane’s first half-century and the second Anglo-Boer War through the work of the prolific photographer Hugh Exton (1864–1955), who left behind 23,000 gla…