Vivo is a small farming town south of the Brak River, in a gap between the Soutpansberg and the Blouberg Range, some 72 km west of Louis Trichardt.
The name is thought to be derived from the Sepedi word phefo, ‘cold wind’, though it has been stated that the hills resemble the spelling of ‘Vivo’ when seen from a certain angle. The towns located closest to Vivo are Alldays and Makhado.
The main economic activities in the area are mining, farming and conservation. The town has a post office, a filling station and a small convenience store. For larger purchases, you would have to travel to one of the neighboring towns.
Attractions in and around Vivo include:
– The game farms in and around the village all offer numerous outdoor activities.
– Blouberg Nature Reserve covers an area of 9,360ha, the highlight of the reserve is the huge breeding colony of vultures which inhabit the eastern Blouberg mountain cliffside. The vulture restaurant enables you to see the vultures at a much closer range.
– Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is the ideal location for anyone interested in the park’s wildlife and birds, to those in search of serenity, identity and the extraordinary history of this World Heritage Site
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