african ivory route

The African Ivory Route: Safari & Cultural Accommodation in South Africa’s Limpopo Province

Situated in Limpopo Province, the African Ivory Route offers safari and cultural accommodation. Our camps are located in communities and nature reserves near Kruger National Park and the surrounding areas, and were established with the adventure traveler in mind. Our selection of unique and off the beaten track destinations were therefore a more important consideration than ease of access. Access to some of the camps is adventurous and may require 4 wheel drive vehicles while others can be conveniently accessed with an ordinary vehicle.

 Join us for an African adventure of a lifetime!

Our Camps

Experience peace and relaxation in our tented or cultural camps. Enjoy the African sunset while elephants come down to drink at the river, or spend an evening in a local community embracing the culture & traditions.

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Walking & Hiking Trails

For the more adventurous traveller there are hiking and slackpacking trails on the Kruger side of the  Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Expect to enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife.

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We offer Self Drive or Guided safari itineraries taking you through Big 5 territory visiting the largest baobab tree, meeting the local communities and travelling the network of 4×4 roads.

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Experience: Fundudzi Cultural Camp

One day Ribola Art Route

By | August 25th, 2016|

Interested in a deeply creative experience while visiting the African Ivory Route?  Consider a day on the Ribola Art Route. Share the fun and laughter as we documented, real-time, a one-day trip with Open Africa.

Fundudzi Upgrade

By | July 7th, 2016|

On 18 June 2016, Fundudzi Camp was handed over to the Primary Co-operative. Hosted by their chairman, Mr Singo, and addressed by Chief Tshivadsi, on behalf of the paramount Chief, the guests were given a

Modjadji Camp re-opens

By | July 7th, 2016|

On 17 June, 2016 the Modjadji Camp of the African Ivory Route was re-opened, following upgrades completed by the EU-sponsored Environmental Sustainability Project. Managed by CESVI, the camp now boasts updated accommodation, solar electricity, a

Baleni Camp Handover celebrations

By | July 7th, 2016|

On 16 June 2016, there was singing and dancing at Baleni Camp as the EU-sponsored CESVI project team conducted the formal hand-over of the camp to the Primary Co-operative. Supported by the leader of the Traditional

What Our Guests Have To Say

The landscape is the complete opposite of Baleni with bright green moss and the ever present smell of wet earth. We were welcomed by a slight drizzle and velvet monkeys entertaining us from the tree tops. Or was it the other way round …
TripAdvisor review (Fundudzi Cultural Camp), AnelDreyer
My wife and I just had the pleasure of spending a night at the Modjadji Nature Reserve. Modjadji Mountain is famous for its cycads, which naturally occur only on this mountain. The area is steeped in fascinating folklore, magic and mystery, and much of this is linked to the local monarchy of the Rain Queen.
Tripadvisor Review (Modjadji Camp), PurpleTuraco
It was our second time at Baleni camp which is situated on the banks of the Klein Letaba river near Giyani. This is my favourite cultural camp thus far and I don’t think it will ever change. The weather is always great, neither to hot (lying) nor to cold (telling the truth).
TripAdvisor review (Baleni Camp), AnelDreyer