Cultural experiences

South African museums: Limpopo

  • Kruger National Park
  • Letsitele
  • Marulaneng (Hoedspruit)
  • Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
  • Tzaneen

    Kruger National Park

    Thulamela Hill is a reconstructed stone-walled hilltop Iron Age settlement.
    Between Punda Maria and Pafuri
    Tel: (013) 735-5611
    By appointment

    Masorini is an Iron Age baPhalaborwa settlement with reconstructed huts and other structures.
    Tel: (013) 735-5611
    Guided tours at fixed times


    The Tsongakraal Open Air Museum is a living museum depicting traditional Tsonga life as it was 150 years ago. Daily demonstrations include music/musical instruments, woodwork/carvings, weaving rush mats, clay work, iron smelting, and salt making.
    Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, about 70km from Tzaneen
    Tel: (015) 386-8727
    Mon-Fri: 07:30-16:00

    Marulaneng (Hoedspruit)

    The Nyani Tribal Village has been reconstructed to resemble an authentic Shangaan village of some 50 years ago.
    Off R40 south of Marulaneng on Guernsey road, near Kapama
    Tel: (015) 793-3816

    Mokopane (Potgietersrus)

    The Arend Dieperink Museum is housed in a historical stone building and depicts the cultural heritage of the Northern Province. Among the themes are the palaeontology and archaeology of the area, a typical Bushveld home, and guns, farm implements, wagons and tractors.
    97 Thabo Mbeki Drive
    Tel: (0154)2244
    Mon-Fri: 7:30-16:00


    The Tzaneen Museum features weapons, pottery, beadwork, pole carvings, royal drums from the Rain Queen, sacred drums and general utensils.
    Agatha Street, next to the library
    Tel: (0152) 307-2425
    Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00
    Sat: 9:00-13:00

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