Alldays is a small town that holds a distinct rural charm. Situated near the crossing of the R512 and R572. Alldays and the villages of Vivo and Dendron serve an extensive area of private game and hunting farms. Prolific game – including the ‘Big Five’ – excellent accommodation and good hunting facilities attract many domestic and international trophy hunters. Various interesting tours are available for the spouses and partners of hunters, including a visit to the archaeologically significant Mapungubwe Hill. Three taxidermists operate in the area. Citrus farming on the banks of the Limpopo River is also an important economic activity in the district. The Blouberg (‘blue mountain’) range has a large surface of protected wall where climbers will find good solid rock. Most of the climbing spots are on private land but climbers can make arrangements through the Alldays Mountain Club. Several giant trees that occur in and around Alldays are another noteworthy feature of the area: a baobab at Bakleikraal, 21 m in circumference; a wild fig in Alldays itself, larger than the famous Wonder Tree in Tshwane; and a nyala tree that covers a surface of 100 m².
The Venetia Diamond Mine close by is one of De Beers’ six diamond mining operations in South Africa and the only major diamond mine to be developed in South Africa in the last 25 years. Opened by former De Beers chairman, the late Harry Oppenheimer in 1992, the mine represents one of De Beers’ biggest single investments in South Africa and is the country’s largest producer of diamonds. Visits to the mine must be arranged in advance.
Historical treasures in the area include San rock art at Mapungubwe, Little Muck and Kaoxa Bush Camp, as well as remnants of the first ferry (‘pont’) used by elephant hunters to cross the Limpopo. Today at the Pontdrift border post between Botswana and South Africa, visitors are elevated in carts and taken over the river to view elephants and other game. Visits can also be arranged to the salt pans close by that attracted hundreds of elephants from Botswana in the past. At the Ratho and Parma Crocodile Farms on the Limpopo River some 60 km from Alldays, close on 4 000 crocodiles can be seen, while at Bandur Safaris lions kept in captivity can be viewed. The Ghompi Game Reserve in the vicinity of Alldays is also worth a visit.
The Blouberg (‘blue mountain’) mountain range is situated close to Alldays, and is a popular rock climbing destination.
Alldays is located in Blouberg local municipality, within the province of Limpopo.
Key Statistics 2011
|Working Age (15-64)||64,1%|
|Population density||1233 persons/km2|
|No schooling aged 20+||17,6%|
|Higher education aged 20+||5,7%|
|Matric aged 20+||26,8%|
|Number of households||751|
|Average household size||3,7|
|Female headed households||47,3%|
|Housing owned/paying off||23,8%|
|Flush toilet connected to sewerage||29,6%|
|Weekly refuse removal||46,9%|
|Piped water inside dwelling||19,7%|
|Electricity for lighting||96,9%|