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About Thohoyandou

About Thohoyandou

Thohoyandou is the proud heart of the VhaVenda people. Its name means “head of elephant” in tshiVenda.

Thohoyandou, the former capital of the independent homeland of the Republic of Venda, is situated in the Vhembe Region of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Located in the South of Vhembe district, Thohoyandou is on the main road between Louis Trichardt and the Kruger National Park. 

With banana plantations, subtropical fruit, tobacco, and maize lands, Thohoyandou is the lush agricultural center of the Vhembe Region

Some attractions and activities in the area include Big Tree (The largest baobab in the country), Dzata Ruins and Museum of the Drum, Kokwane Prehistoric Footprints, Lake Funduzi, Lwamondo Hill, Mphaphuli Cycad Reserve, Phiphidi Falls & Guvhukuvhu Pool, Thathe Vondo Forest, Thulamela (Historical site indicating the smelting of gold), Tshatshingo Potholes, Tshimbubfe (Archaeological site containing iron furnaces).

The Punda Maria Gate entrance of the Kruger National Park is about 1 ½ hours’ drive away.