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Limpopo’s diversity offers so much to enjoy, but the Kruger National Park and the wild spaces around it will always draw the lion’s share of visitors. Been there, done that you say? Why not do it differently? Connect to Limpopo’s incredible nature spaces on foot and experience wildlife up-close and personal. Walking into the bushveld of Limpopo’s wild spaces connects you to your own wild heart. You feel your pulse match the hoofbeats of the skittish zebras as they run. The smell of dew on dust and wild sage erases the city smog and, as your eyes adjust to the small signs of the hoof and the hunt, your soul tunes in and connects once again. Rewild your spirit with nature experiences that will leave you breathless.
We all know how connecting to the wild African bush shifts something in your soul, and there are dozens of amazing lodges offering a bush break around the Kruger Park. But, more often than not, it is the passionate people who live and work in the bush that create the connection to the wilderness. Walking safaris are the ultimate safari experience, says Joris Bertens, Managing Director of aha Sefapane Lodges and Safaris and highly experienced Trails Guide.
Love Limpopo will help you find those people … and places where you can drive, hike or bike amongst game, including the Big-5. At Lindani Lodges, in the Waterberg, open savannah bushveld gives way to towering sandstone cliffs of the mountains with deep kloofs and perennial streams. The network of hiking and mountain bike trails allow you to get up close to the 230 bird species, impressive bushveld trees, veld flowers and wildlife like giraffe, kudu, eland, zebra and red hartebeest.
In Big-5 territory, walking in single file behind an expert wilderness guide, like Anna Tinker or Joris Bertens, the bush suddenly becames a place of wonder and danger all at once. Your ears prick up like impala… hearing a footfall or a breaking branch with a new awareness. But apart from the incredible bush experiences you can have with your tuned-in and knowledgeable guide, this bush-time shifts something much deeper…. a connection to who you are in the quiet moments outside of busy-ness and who you yearn to be….. a touchstone…. a feeling you can turn over in your mind like a love letter to your soul. Tune in… rewild your senses.