South Africa is unique in that it is really a world in one country. From the far northern border with Zimbabwe to Cape Point and from the shores of Durban across to the stretches of Springbok, you will have covered a desert, a high rainfall area with dense forest, majestic mountain ranges and the most beautiful views off Chapmans peak of Hout Bay and Robben Island in the distance.
A visitor is unable to cover it all in one visit and as a traveller myself, I would be encouraged you to come back on more than one visit. The first visit would be to the far Northern reaches of the Limpopo where the history is all in the large Baobab trees and its people. I would ensure that I visit the game lodges where Rhino are protected and the land is rich in Baobab trees, with the biggest one in the world situated here. Baobab trees are extremely large African trees sometimes described as “upside-down trees” due to their shortened branches that look more like roots. The flowers of the baobab bloom at night. Bushmen believed that any person who plucks the flowers will be torn apart by lions, because there are spirits in the flowers.They also believed that if you drink the water in which pips from the baobab fruit were soaked, you will become mighty and be protected from crocodiles. The Sagole Baobab (also Sagole Big Tree, Muri kunguluwa (i.e. tree that roars), or Muvhuyu wa Makhadzi) is the largest baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) in South Africa. It is located east from Tshipise, in Vendaland, Limpopo Province and has a trunk diameter 10.47 metres, circumference 32.89 metres.
Pay a visit to a unique pub – a pub built inside a 2,000-year-old Baobab tree known as the Sunland Baobab Tree. The large tree is a popular tourist attraction and It is roughly 72 feet tall and 154 feet in circumference. The tree is located on Sunland Farm (Platland Farm), near Modjadjiskloof (previously known as Duiwelskloof), and really worth a visit.