Giyani is a town in the Limpopo province in north eastern South Africa, and former capital of the Gazankulu bantustan. Giyani is located in the heart of Limpopo Bushveld, on the northern bank of the Klein (Little) Letaba River west of Kruger National Park. Situated in the northern portion of former Gazankulu, Giyani was established in the 1960s as the administrative centre for the Tsonga people. Giyani is now the administrative capital of Mopani District Municipality. Giyani lies 470km north east of Johannesburg by road, 104km from Tzaneen and 105km from the Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger National Park.
Giyani is situated within the sub-tropical zone. It can be very hot in summer, reaching more than 38°C in summer and 22°C maximum during winter. Winters are mild during the day and cold during the nights. Rainfall season is between September and March, while the winter season is from April to August.