The Province may be divided into four basic tourism sub-regions. Common geographical or topographical characteristics identify these different sub-regions although the dividing line between one and the next is seldom clear-cut:
Mookopong (Naboomspruit), Modimolle (Nylstroom), Belabela (Warmbaths), Vaalwater, Marken, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Haenertsburg
Polokwane (Pietersburg), Lebowakgomo, Alldays, Musina, Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou.
Thabazimbi and Lephalale (Ellisras)
Valley of the Olifants –
Giyani, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit and Gravelotte, Tzaneen and Duiwelskloof.