Polokwane / Pietersburg
Afrikaans name: Polokwane
The city of Polokwane was formerly known as Pietersburg. The history of the town dates back to 1884 when Andries Potgieter set aside land on the farm Sterkloop for the establishment of the town. Since those early days the town has grown into a busy city.
One of the attractions for tourists and businesses alike is the location of Polokwane. It is a convenient driving distance from Kruger National Park as well as Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique.
There are numerous activities to keep visitors busy. Outdoor enthusiasts can visit the Polokwane Game Reserve, the Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park and Moletzie Bird Sanctuary. There are also oppotunities for hunting on the game farms in the area. There are also historical sites such as the Concentration Camp Cemetery, Eersteling Monuments, Makapansgat Caves and the Melted Gun Memorial. The shopping malls and markets will also give you a chance to shop for interesting and unique items.
Polokwane weatherPOLOKWANE WEATHER
Polokwane has accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. These include hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments.
Above - The Dutch Reformed Church building built in 1917
References and further readingBook of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 138
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 124
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 204
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 72
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 244
Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 118
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 41
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 96