Tag: Mopani

  • So is it tourism; where is Destination Marketing?

    I’ve learnt something interesting in Limpopo.  Most accommodation establishments in this province aren’t really part of tourism at all — in fact, about 70% of all bednights spent in the province have very little to do with tourism. I define tourists as discretionary spenders — they have a choice and decide where they want to […]

  • What’s in a name? Limpopo’s regional maps

    Around 2002, Northern Province changed its name to Limpopo Province, and with that went a whole slough of name changes.  Regions were changed and towns renamed. Now trying to understand all this on the internet becomes even more confusing.  The Limpopo Tourism website has no map of the regions so a Google search shows the…

  • Route 71 to Tzaneen – a different world

    [mappress] If you’re coming from Johannesburg, the road to Tzaneen takes you past the outskirts of Polokwane, Limpopo’s capital, and then east. Surprisingly, it’s a proper dual carriageway with a wide median down the middle — not something I’ve seen very often around here – probably because I avoid toll roads because I they show…

  • Next stop – Mopani

    Setting off to explore Tzaneen and the Mopani region in Limpopo.