Soutpansberg attractions

Top Choice Park in Soutpansberg

Mapungubwe National Park

Stunningly stark, arid, rocky landscapes reverberate with cultural intrigue and wandering wildlife at Mapungubwe National Park. A Unesco World Heritage Site, Mapungubwe contains South Africa’s most significant Iron …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Mapungubwe National Park

Confluence Viewpoints

Four wonderfully sited viewing decks sit atop the cliffs and allow for uninterrupted views out over the river plain, the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers and three countries – Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa; on an isl…
Museum in Mapungubwe National Park

Interpretation Centre

The impressive centre, one of the country’s finest modern buildings (it won the 2009 World Architecture Award), was designed in sympathetic resemblance to the landscape. Inside it is contemporary and air-conditioned…
Nature Reserve in Soutpansberg

Ben Lavin Nature Reserve

This 25-sq-km reserve is worth visiting for its walking and mountain-bike trails. It contains 200-plus bird species, as well as giraffes, zebras and jackals. It's a bit like going on a safari for beginners, but enjo…
Museum in Soutpansberg

Museum of the Drum and Dzata Ruins

The archaeological remains of the royal kraal (compound) of the Venda people make for a fascinating detour. The museum houses a replica of the royal drum, said to immobilise enemies, as well as a handful of ethnolog…
Cultural Centre in Thohoyandou

Thohoyandou Arts & Culture Centre

One starting point for cultural explorations is this centre, which displays craftwork including carved wood animals, prints, local pottery and traditional drums. A lot of it is for sale. If you get chatting to the a…
Nature Reserve in Musina

Musina Nature Reserve

With South Africa’s highest concentration of baobabs, the reserve is 5km south of the town off the N1, and has animals such as zebras, giraffes and the rare sable antelope.