South African Tourism and a media delegation concluded an epic tour in Limpopo ahead of the Sho’t Left Travel Week. South Africans can enjoy up to 50% off travel deals and packages during the Sho’t Left Travel Week from 4-10 September 2023.

The 7-day promotion is commonly referred to as the Great South African sale. 

The tour began on Monday, 14 August with a visit to the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour. After an overnight stay at the exclusive Bramasole Guest House in Magoebaskloof. 

On Tuesday, 15 August, members of the media visited the Modjadji Royal Kraal. It is situated in the Village of Balobedu, home to the tribe of the Rain Queen, Modjadji. The Rain Queen is believed to have special powers, including the ability to control rainfall. 

On Thursday, the tour began with a Kambaku II Boat cruise. The boat meanders along the Olifants River with those on the journey watching crocodiles, hippos, buffalo, elephants, waterbuck, and a wide variety of other animals. It provides a 2-hour journey on one of the largest rivers inside the Kruger National Park.

Epic Sho't Left tour in Limpopo ahead of Travel Week
The delegation arriving at the Gin Tasting at Qualito Craft Distillery

The day also followed with Gin Tasting at Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa. Qualito is a small batch organic craft distillery producing a range of craft Gin, Whisky, Vodka Infusions and Vodka Crush. It was established in 2005. 

Later on during the day, the delegation experienced a day/night game drive at the Kruger National Park where they were also served dinner at the Letaba Camp. 

“It was quite an inspiring and informative trip as we moved across Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa,” said Mabela Makula, Marketing and Communications Manager for South African Tourism. 

“We are creating awareness about it [Sho’t Left Travel Week] to showcase products that will be available on our website. To also show people that it is adorable for them to take their friends, families and visit our local attractions.” 

Epic Sho't Left tour in Limpopo ahead of Travel Week 
Baboons at Kruger National Park


“Indeed Phalaborwa showed and proved that it is better than the South as the name suggests. Given the number of exciting activities that are here. We did them and we are quite excited about it and we are happy that we will inform our followers and all the people that are planning to take the trips.

“Sho’t Left Travel Week is necessary because as an organization we have to ensure that all South Africans from all walks of life, Young and Old, whether you have a good budget or you have a limited budget, consider traveling because it is good for the mind. It is also good for people to connect with their loved ones,” he said. 

The delegation from Gauteng jetted off via the Gateway Airport in Hoedspruit with a straight flight to OR Tambo International Airport.