Beitbridge

CategoryDestinations
LocationBeitbridge
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Beitbridge is a border town in the province of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe. The name also refers to the border post and bridge spanning the Limpopo River,which forms the political border between South Africa and Zimbabwe.It is an area rich in archaeological and paleontological history as well as diverse wildlife. Beitbridge, The town, founded in 1929, was for many years the terminus of the railway from Pretoria.

Beitbridge , offers a unique conferencing experience and outdoor conventions. Also on offer for leisure are fishing retreats, boat cruising tours, rock art and paintings, game viewing, dinosaur fossils, 4 x 4 trail and shopping sprees across the Limpopo River (Musina). Beitbridge is home to predominantly Venda people as well as other ethnic groups such as the Shona, Ndebele, Sotho and Shangaan.

 

Attractions

 

Activities

 

  • Hunting and photographic safaris
  • Tour around Dumba Village
  • Game Drive at Nottingham Estate
  • Scenic view of the Limpopo River bank
  • Fishing at Nottingham Estate
  • Cultural Experience at Lutumba Growth Point
  • Boat Cruise at Nottingham Estate
  • Tour of the Alfred Beitbridge over the Limpopo River
  • Friendly soccer games at Dulibadzimu Stadium

 

Accommodation

 

Events

TOUR DE TULI MAPUNGUBWE

Is an annual charity cycling event within the Greater Mapungubwe Trans Frontier Con-servation Area. The tour attracts cyclists from neighbouring RSA, Botswana as well as USA, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Switzer-land, Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, Ire-land, Sri Lanka and

TWO COUNTRIES MARATHON

This is an annual athletics event co-hosted by Musina Municipality and Beitbridge Town Council. The main race starts in Zimbabwe, 10km along the Bulawayo highway and fol-lows a route along the banks of the Limpopo River to finish at Eric Lou High school in Musina. Having started a decade ago, this year’s race marks the 17th edition of this magnificent, competitive and fun filled sport-ing event run along an undulating terrain with an amazing view of the Limpopo River.

GIRAFFE RUN

The Giraffe Run is a bikers rally held an-nually in the month of July for three days. Bikers come from various areas in RSA and converge for a weekend at Tod’s Guest House, 40 kilometers before West Nicholson on the Beitbridge- Bulawayo highway.

MAPUNGUBWE WILD RUN

Mapungubwe wild run is a 3 day trail run-ning safari experience through the culturally significant & wildlife rich bush veld of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conser-vation area, (South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe).
From the ancient Mapungubwe citadel in South Africa, to the rolling savannah of Bot-swana’s Tuli block; this journey of discovery takes us across the mighty Limpopo River to the banks of the gigantic Shashe River, through the rural villages of Maramani, past huge Baobabs & along ancient elephant trails etched into stone in Zimbabwe. This is the ultimate safari-on-the-run experience in one of Africa’s most sought-after big-game are-as.
The event is a boutique safari-on-the-run experience which includes four nights fully-catered, individual tented accommodation, luxury bus transport from Johannesburg to the reception venue and return, exquisite African cuisine prepared in camp and a ful-ly-stocked, remote camp setup. This also includes all cross-border fees and associat-ed area traversing fees for three countries in big-five bush area with guides. Finally, your daily run will be punctuated with a minimum of three ‘tea stations’ a day with delicious treats, informative tours of culturally and his-torically significant areas on the run and a hilltop guided tour of the Mapungubwe Cita-del.

MAYOR’S MARATHON

An annual event held each and every year in honour of the Beitbridge Mayor. It’s an event done to raise the awareness among Beitbridge residents and the thirteen thou-sand daily transit populace which passes through the border town daily on issue of managing solid waste as littering has become a perennial headache.