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TZANEEN

INTRODUCTION

Situated at the foot of the Wolkberg Mountains, an attractive garden town where everything grows in abundance due to the high rainfall and warm climate. Fruit orchids, flowers and tree plantations add to the areas astounding green beauty. Tzaneen,  surrounded by enchanting places and scenic spots and many tourist destinations, such as The Valley of the Elephants. It is the ideal spot from which to explore the area.

ATTRACTIONS

  • Haenertsberg The capital of the area known as the "Land of the Silver Mist", this charming little village lies beitween Tzaneen and Pietersberg. What began as a "Gold Rush Town", it is now an attractive place where some of the old workings from the gold rush can still be seen.

  • O'Conner Memorial At the end of the Woodbush Forest Drive, where enormous blue gum trees were planted by O'Conner himself

  • Woodbush Forest The largest area of indigenous trees and plants in the Transvaal area, with over 40 species recorded.

  • Iron Crown Mountain The highest Peak of the Wolkberg Mountains, which can be reached by road or foot.

  • John Buchan Memorial This famous Scot writer was inspired to write his book, "Prester John" by the Magoebaskloof area in which he lived. His memorial overlooks the great Ebenezer Dam.

  • Debengeni Waterfall A spectacular waterfall tumbling into natural pools.

  • Commonwealth Plantation Next to the Middelkop Tea Estate, magnificent eucalyptus trees, planted in 1914 and dedicated to the Commonwealth Forestry Commission in 1939 during their conference in South Africa can be seen on this plantation.

  • Sapekoe Tea Estates These extensive tea estates were established in 1963. Tours and tea tasting are available.

  • River Capture Site A site of ancient piracy, where the Letaba River eroded through the hills and captured the headwaters of the Mohlapitse.

  • Big Boabab The inside of this massive gnarled tree, at the Sunland Nursery has been converted into a bar!!!!!! Driks and snacks are available.

  • Modjadji Cycad Reserve This reserve, situated on the hillside, contains the largest concentration of a single species of cycad in the world. A small museum in the reserve is dedicated to the ancestors of the Rain Queen, who still live peacefully in protected isolation within the "Jurassic Park-like" Reserve.

  • Tsonga Kraal Museum Situated within the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, it is a cultural museum depicting the way of life and culture of the Tsonga people.

ACTIVITIES

  • Dap Naude Dam A picturesque and scenic drive to the dam. A public picnic spot is available in beautiful surrounds. Although access and fishing is restricted to members only.

  • Ebenezer Dam Beneath the Wolkberg Mountains, this beautiful Dam offers fishing, boating, sailing, strolls, picnics and peaceful sundowner cruises.

  • Mgoesbaskloof A steep, winding, forested pass between Tzaneen and Pietersberg where spectacular viewpoints and shady picnic spots are available along the road.

  • Debengeni Waterfall A spectacular waterfall tumbling into natural pools. A wonderful place to spend the day with the whole family, swimming, picnics and scenic walks.

  • Tzaneen Dam A large dam on the outskirts of Tzaneen where boating and fishing are permitted.

  • Duiwelskloof Waterfalls and Picnic Spot Swimming, picnics and hikes are allowed here.

  • Aventure Eiland Hot Springs Resort A variety of swimming pools, slides and recreational facilities have been developed around these mineral hotsprings.