Traveller’s visiting the province will do well to stay over in Polokwane, the provincial capital. Polokwane visitors are well looked after in the comfort of the Garden Court Polokwane hotel. With a central location, lush gardens surrounding the building and its reputation as the top-rated TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice hotel, it is the first choice for hotel accommodation in the city.
Much more than just a convenient midway point between Pretoria and the border of Zimbabwe, Polokwane is great for shopping in the Mall Of The North and an afternoon safari in Polokwane Game Reserve. While the Mall Of The North can’t quite compete with Sandton’s shopping hub or the V&A in Cape Town, it offers more than enough choice for shopping satisfaction. Similarly, the Polokwane Game Reserve is not on the scale of the Kruger Park, but if you are planning a relaxed safari day trip, then the relatively small size of the reserve and opportunities for walking safaris has definite appeal.
Drive out of the city towards Mozambique, and Tzaneen is the perfect stop off before you get to Kruger National Park. The subtropical plant variety and quaint farming charm surprises and welcomes. Renowned for its abundant plant life, the town is one of the country’s main suppliers of everything from bananas to avocados and coffee to cotton. Take time to explore the cute cafés, galleries, and some of the area’s beautiful forests.