Vhembe Biosphere Reserve
About the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve
The Vhembe Biosphere Reserve is part of a network of 727 UNESCO registered Biosphere Reserves across the globe and one of 10 in South Africa, of which three are in Limpopo. The VBR is the largest biosphere reserve in South Africa, with a surface area of 30 700 km, it stretches from the Shingwedzi river in the KNP to Crooks Corner in the north, bordering the Limpopo River all the way across to Mapungubwe National Park and the Mogalakwena River in the west, down to the Blouberg-Makgabeng and Soutpansberg mountain range in the south.
Understand THE VBR
“Biosphere reserves are ‘learning places for sustainable development’. They are sites for testing interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing changes and interactions between social and ecological systems, including conflict prevention and management of biodiversity.” UNESCO