List of cities and towns in Limpopo

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This is a list of cities and towns in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Since 2003 a number of cities and towns have changed their names, however some of these name changes haven't yet become widely accepted, and some towns still have the previous name as more common.

A[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Afguns near Ellisras
Alldays Soutpansberg

B[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Bandelierkop Soutpansberg
Ba-Phalaborwa Valley of the Olifants (previously Phalaborwa)
Bela-Bela Bushveld (previously Warmbaths [1])"boiling place"
Bochum renamed to Senwabarwana
Bosbokrand Valley of the Olifants

D[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Dendron renamed to Mogwadi
Duiwelskloof Valley of the Olifants (renamed in 2004 to Modjadjiskloof)

E[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Ellisras Bushveld Region Lephalale Local Municipality Waterberg District Municipality see Lephalale

G[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Gravelotte Valley of the Olifants

G[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Giyani Giyani Greater Giyani Mopani

H[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Haenertsburg Capricorn
Hoedspruit Valley of the Olifants

K[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Klaserie Valley of the Olifants

L[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Lephalale Bushveld Lephalale Local Municipality Waterberg District Municipality (previously Ellisras)
Letsitele Valley of the Olifants
Leydsdorp Valley of the Olifants
Louis Trichardt Soutpansberg

M[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Maruleng Local Municipality
Modimolle Bushveld (previously Nylstroom [2])(place of spirits)
Modjadjiskloof (previously Duiwelskloof)
Mogwadi (previously Dendron)
Mokopane Capricorn (previously Potgietersrus) (named after the 1850s chief of the Tlou tribe)
Mookgophong Bushveld (formerly Naboomspruit)
Messina see Musina
Musina Soutpansberg (previously Messina) (means "copper")

Maruleng Local Municipality

N[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Naboomspruit Bushveld (also known as its recent new name 'Mookgophong)
Nylstroom renamed Modimolle

O[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Ofcolaco Valley of the Olifants

P[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Phalaborwa Valley of the Olifants Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality Mopani District Municipality renamed Ba-Phalaborwa
Polokwane Capricorn (previously Pietersburg [3])"place of safety"
Potgietersrus renamed Mokopane

R[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Roedtan Bushveld

S[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Senwabarwana (previously Bochum)
Seshego Capricorn

T[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Thabazimbi Bushveld
Thohoyandou Soutpansberg Thulamela Vhembe
Tzaneen Valley of the Olifants

V[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Vaalwater Bushveld
Vivo Soutpansberg

Z[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Zebedeila Capricorn Capricorn District Municipality
Zion City Moria Capricorn

All[edit]

Town Name Region Local Municipality District Remarks / New Name
Afguns near Ellisras
Alldays Soutpansberg
Bandelierkop Soutpansberg
Ba-Phalaborwa Valley of the Olifants (previously Phalaborwa)
Bela-Bela Bushveld (previously Warmbaths [4])"boiling place"
Bochum renamed to Senwabarwana
Bosbokrand Valley of the Olifants
Dendron renamed to Mogwadi
Duiwelskloof Valley of the Olifants (renamed in 2004 to Modjadjiskloof)
Ellisras Bushveld Region Lephalale Local Municipality Waterberg District Municipality see Lephalale
Gravelotte Valley of the Olifants
Haenertsburg Capricorn
Hoedspruit Valley of the Olifants
Klaserie Valley of the Olifants
Lephalale Bushveld Lephalale Local Municipality Waterberg District Municipality (previously Ellisras)
Letsitele Valley of the Olifants
Leydsdorp Valley of the Olifants
Louis Trichardt Soutpansberg
Modimolle Bushveld (previously Nylstroom [5])(place of spirits)
Modjadjiskloof (previously Duiwelskloof)
Mogwadi (previously Dendron)
Mokopane Capricorn (previously Potgietersrus) (named after the 1850s chief of the Tlou tribe)
Mookgophong Bushveld (formerly Naboomspruit)
Messina see Musina
Musina Soutpansberg (previously Messina) (means "copper")
Naboomspruit Bushveld (also known as its recent new name 'Mookgophong)
Nylstroom renamed Modimolle
Ofcolaco Valley of the Olifants
Phalaborwa Valley of the Olifants Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality Mopani District Municipality renamed Ba-Phalaborwa
Polokwane Capricorn (previously Pietersburg [6])"place of safety"
Potgietersrus renamed Mokopane
Roedtan Bushveld
Senwabarwana (previously Bochum)
Seshego Capricorn
Thabazimbi Bushveld
Thohoyandou Soutpansberg Thulamela Vhembe
Tzaneen Valley of the Olifants
Vaalwater Bushveld
Vivo Soutpansberg
Zebedeila Capricorn Capricorn District Municipality
Zion City Moria Capricorn