Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa
Thohoyandou means 'Head of the Elephant', and was made the capital for the Venda people in 1979. Due to financial discrepancies, the Venda people requested to be admitted back into South Africa, which was granted in 1994. Thohoyandou is now the administrative and legislative centre for this Venda region in the Limpopo province.
The region of Limpopo is still very superstitious, believing in spiritual mediums such as witchcraft, Rain Queens and sacred baboons. Thohoyandou is however; a modern city bustling with activity. All the buildings are new and modern and the city houses the very elegant and stylish Venda Sun Hotel. The town is also situated in close proximity to the world famous Kruger National Park.
There are many interesting sights to visit in Thohoyandou. There is a museum, lush plantations, a Baobab of 3000 years old, the Dzata Ruins and the Museum of Drum. Other worthwhile sights include Tshimbubfe archaelogical site, Tshakuma Traditional Village, Thulamela Ruins, Thathe Vondo Forest, Nwanedi National Park, Levubu Tree Park, Tshatshingo Potholes and the Mphaphuli Cycad Reserve.