Named after the Tropic of Capricorn which passes through the northern section of the beautiful Limpopo Province, the region of Capricorn stretches from Ysterberg along the foothills of the Wolkberg Mountains to the Tropic of Capricorn in the north.
Ideally situated as a stopover between Gauteng and the northern areas of Limpopo, and between the North West and the Kruger National Park, Capricorn offers tourists a stunning array of natural wonders and warm cultures with strong ethnic identities.
The region is incredibly diverse and has grassy plains, bushveld and misty mountains, all home to an incredible collection of both plant and animal species – a veritable treasure chest of natural attractions.
Polokwane, one of the fastest growing cities in the southern hemisphere, was founded in the 1800's, and has a plethora of attractions on offer, from dinosaur footprints to wagon wheels, making it a must-see for history enthusiasts.
The major centres of Capricorn include Polokwane, Dendron and Zebedelia, the latter being home to one of South Africa's largest citrus farms.
Capricorn is a fascinating destination if you are looking for exciting activities, cultural villages, dams, art, gameviewing and monuments. Recently built in the city of Polokwane, is the Peter Mokaba Soccer Stadium, which holds 45,000 people. This development was built for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup and adds to the infrastructure of this bustling city.