Things to do

Things to do
Just a 10 minute drive from the city centre is the entrance to the Polokwane Game Reserve. Covering 3 250 hectares, this scenic reserve is one of the largest municipal reserves in South Africa.
A part of the city, and yet not a part of the city, this game park with its unspoilt bushveld and meandering drives is home to 52 game species. Amongst the favourites are the rare white rhino, sable antelope and giraffe. The centre of the city has a large bronze statue of necking giraffe so the animals association with the city is a special one. The park is also the nesting place of approximately 200 bird species. It is a shining example of preservation of the threatened Pietersburg Plateau False Grassland and plant enthusiasts will discover 110 different grasses, approximately 280 flowering plants and 68 tree species. It is eco-tourism at its best.
A day at rest is enjoying the game viewing, spectacular scenery and lunch at one of the glorious picnic sites. For the restless it is an ideal venue for mountain biking, hiking, and horse trails. Comfortable overnight accommodation is available with self catering chalets for families big and small. A well managed and well equipped caravan site is attached to the park.
Polokwane Game Reserve..rewarding.
Contact details and bookings
 +27 (0)15 290 2331.


Older than the city itself, the Polokwane Golf Course which was founded in 1863 is rated one of the best in South Africa. Over the years this golf course and its stunning club house, the halfway house, have evolved into an icon and with 700 members it is a hive of activity. US Open Champion, Retief Goosen learned to play here and springbok golfers Ray Earle and Callie Swart both hail from the club. Designed to cater for all members of the public the establishment has a bar, braai area and function hall overlooking the ponds and bent grass greens. If golf is your pastime or whether you hanker for a cocktail and barbeque at the pool, Polokwane Golf Course is a must.

Contact details and bookings
 +27 (0)15 295 4118.
Out of the outskirts of Polokwane rises a north african wonderland. It is Meropa Casino. While it is best known for its gaming facilities, which include roulette and blackjack tables and over three hundred slot machines, this entertainment paradise also has a magical bird and snake sanctuary, “Wild Thingz.” Catering for the young folk too, the mini golf or “Putt Putt” course and go kart racing circuit are open during daylight hours.
Jembe Tavern is popular with young and old alike and hosts popular bands, karaoke evenings and comedians for those socialists looking for fun filled, foot tapping evenings. Join hands with the locals, spoil yourself.
Contact details
 +27 (0)15 290 5468