The Soutpansberg region is situated towards the north of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The area is characterised by baobab trees and vast expanses of indigenous bush. The Soutpansberg mountain range is situated towards the west of the region and gets its name from the vast salt pan situated next to the range. This pan has long been used as a waterhole by game and salt is still being mined here today. The Limpopo River, South Africa's third most prominent river, flows through the Soutpansberg region.
The Limpopo Province Soutpansberg region's most striking feature is the Soutpansberg mountain range which cuts across from east to west just to the north of Makhado. The mountain range is in named after a large salt pan at the base of its northwestern slopes.
Most of the Soutpansberg region of the Limpopo province consists of bushveld and game farming is common to this area. Subtropical fruit are farmed in the region including bananas, avocados, pineapples and litchis. Towards the north eastern areas of the region you will find a number of tea and coffee plantations.
Ecotourism is a growing industry in the Soutpansberg region of the Limpopo Province with many of the cattle farms being converted into game farms. There are several game lodges in the region with accommodation ranging from tents to luxury lodges. The Soutpansberg region is well known for its Baobab trees which are the largest trees in South Africa. A Baobab tree growing on a farm near to Messina is 26 metres tall and has a circumference of more than 19 metres.
Some of the more prominent towns in the Soutpansberg region of the Limpopo province in South Africa include Makhado, Musina, Elim, Sibasa, Thohoyandou, Tshipise and Vivo
Information on Soutpansberg Towns
Louis Trichardt, Musina, Sibasa, Thohoyandou, Tshipise, Vivo