Alldays Route


Alldays and the villages of Vivo and Dendron serve an extensive area of private game and hunting farms. Prolific game, including the Big 5, accommodation and good hunting facilities attract many domestic and international trophy hunters.

Being a traditional hunting area, it boasts three taxidermists that operate in the area. Citrus farming on the banks of the Limpopo river is also an important economic activity in the district. Several giant trees that occur in and around Alldays are another noteworthy feature of the district. A baobab at Bakleikraal is 21m in circumference, a wild fig in Alldays – bigger than the famous Wonder Tree in Pretoria, and a Nyala tree that covers a surface of 100m², are of particular interest.

The Venetia Diamond Mine close by is one of De Beers’ six diamond mining operations in South Africa and the only major diamond mine to be developed in South Africa in the last 25 years. Opened by former De Beers chairman the late Harry Oppenheimer in 1992, the mine represents one of De Beers’ biggest single investments in South Africa and is the country’s largest producer of diamonds. Visits to the mine must be arranged in advance.

Historical treasures in the area include San rock art at Mapungubwe, Little Muck and Kaoxa Bush Camp, as well as remnants of the first ferry (‘pont‘) used by elephant hunters to cross the Limpopo. Today at the Pontdrift border post between Botswana and South Africa, visitors are elevated in carts and taken over the river to view elephants and other game. Visits can also be arranged to the salt pans close by that attracted hundreds of elephants from Botswana in the past. At the Ratho and Parma Crocodile Farms on the Limpopo river some 60km from Alldays, close on 4 000 crocodiles can be seen, while at Bandur Safaris lions kept in captivity can be viewed. The Ghompi Game Reserve in the vicinity of Alldays is also worth a visit.

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