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Discover Polokwane

Polokwane is a vibrant and bustling city at the heart of the Limpopo Province. Founded during the gold rush of the 1880’s, its rich history and unique setting make Polokwane an exciting business or alternative holiday destination.

The city is known for being the service and trading centre for the surrounding rural areas of the Limpopo Province. It also serves as a rich agricultural district. Home to one of the largest municipal-owned game reserves in South Africa, Polokwane Nature Reserve. Polokwane is loved for its wildlife and bush settings, as well as its numerous historical attractions.

Its strategic placement on the Great North Road, halfway between Tshwane and the Zimbabwean border, also make Polokwane a perfect gateway city. For your return journey, fly back to Johannesburg with Airlink and travel beyond to other key leisure destinations.

Airlink Polokwane

Direct Flights to Polokwane with Airlink

Airlink connects you to Polokwane with direct flights from Johannesburg.



Polokwane (formerly Pietersberg) sits midway between Pretoria and the Zimbabwean border. It provides an opportunity to visit several nature and wildlife sites, such as the Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park, and Polokwane Game Reserve. It hosts many public sculptures, including a bust of Nelson Mandela in the City Square, and a vast art collection in the main gallery.

What to do in Polokwane

Polokwane Game Reserve

Polokwane Game Reserve

Polokwane Game Reserve is one of the largest municipal game reserves in South Africa. The reserve is home to over 21 species of wildlife and for the birders, over 300 species. Not only that, but Polokwane Game Reserve has a number of hiking trails. No matter what your hobbies or interests are, the reserve will appeal to you!

  • Open Air Museum

    Open Air Museum

    Located just outside of Polokwane, the Bakone Malapa Open Air Museum is the place for any visitor of the Limpopo province to learn about the culture of BaSotho people in the province. The museum is in the structure of a cultural village, allowing you a firsthand experience of Polokwane and its history.

  • The Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park

    The Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park

    As the name already suggests, the park is home to hundreds of birds species, (both indigenous and exotic) and reptiles such as snakes, crocodiles and wild lizards. For visiting families, the park has unique picnic spots where the whole family can take a rest after touring and enjoy some food and drinks that may have been brought along.

Visit The City of Polokwane,Tourism, Limpopo

The city of Polokwane has a flourishing tourist industry thanks to its scenic setting and sunshine.