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Polokwane (formerly called Pietersburg) is the capital of the Limpopo province in South Africa. The Limpopo province is the most northerly province in the country, giving Polokwane a strategic location between Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Attractions in the area include Polokwane Game Reserve and the Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum. The country's biggest national park, Kruger, is on the border between Limpopo and Mozambique, and other adjacent parks include Makapansgat Valley, Wolkberg Wilderness Area and the Bewaarskloof Nature Reserve.
Served by the N1 motorway, Polokwane lies south of Zimbabwe and north of Pretoria and Johannesburg. To the east, the R71 road leads to Kruger via Tzaneen. The Gateway International Airport is located north of the city. It serves destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa including Johannesburg.