Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Groblersdal (69.2 km from Jane Furse)
At Jugomaro Predator Park you can come eye to eye with lions and tigers. At very affordable prices you can even take these big cats for a walk. A definite must do for big cat and wildlife enthusiasts.
Ohrigstad (74 km from Jane Furse)
The Alpha Omega Bible Sculpture Garden can be found on the way to Echo Caves just off the R36 road before the turnoff to Graskop. Local artist Ron van Zyl did the spiritually inspired artwork.
Dullstroom (75.6 km from Jane Furse)
Come and experience the thrill of seeing your clay disk explode into a puff of smoke. Here at Field and Stream, you can try out this exciting activity; clay pigeon shooting.
The range is open every Saturday, with additional days available upon prior arrangement.
Ohrigstad (75.9 km from Jane Furse)
Spiritually inspired local artist Doctor Ron van Zyl built the Alpha Omega Cave. In the cave you will see his unusual sculpted vision of angels and demons. Guided tours are given daily.
Ohrigstad (76.3 km from Jane Furse)
The childhood story of Old Mother Hubbard who lived in a shoe with so many children is brought to life at the Old Shoe. An artist and his family live here, allowing visitors inside for a small donation. It also contains the artworks of Ron van Zyl and artifacts from the Iron Age. Visit the curio shop and grab a burger at the tea garden afterwards.
Galleries and Museums
Lydenburg (78 km from Jane Furse)
The Lydenburg Museum focuses on the cultural, archaeological and ethnographic history of the Pedi area. The museum’s current location is in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve, home to a variety of indigenous antelope, small mammals and birds of the typical grasslands habitat.
The museum features excellent exhibits of early human occupation of the area, the most notable being the Lydenburg Heads. Other displays feature early gold mining and military history along with many cultural exhibits.
Dullstroom (79.2 km from Jane Furse)
Catch a flying display of birds of prey, guided by a professional falconer. A worthwhile visit for any bird enthusiast and photographer.
Displays start at 10:30 to 14:30.
Tzaneen (79.7 km from Jane Furse)
Bordering the Wolkberg Wilderness, this incredibly scenic mountain reserve features crystal clear rivers, countless butterflies, waterfalls and lovely pools.
Swarms of colourful butterflies, intricate spider webs and awesome bird life make it a popular destination for hiking and birding. Part of its appeal is the awesome natural beauty characterised by rolling grassy hills, lush kloofs and indigenous forests.
An amazing variety of butterflies can be seen in the forests during late summer. Look out for the elusive Narina Trogon and Samango monkeys clambering in the treetops. Other forest-dwelling birds to spot are the Cape Parrot, Chorister Robin-Chat, Orange Ground-Thrush, Green Twinspot, Black-fronted Bush-Shrike and Barratt's Warbler.
Spectacular flaming acacias dot the grassy hills, some covered in thousands of white blossoms or stunning purple-red pods.
Ohrigstad (86.3 km from Jane Furse)
The Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo. This interesting geological site can be found 15 km west of the Strydom Tunnel on the Abel Erasmus Pass and 26 km north of Ohrigstad on the Lydenburg/Tzaneen road.
The natural caves are well known for the hollow dolomite in this area. If the stalactites are struck, the echo can be heard for miles. Hour long tours take visitors through beautiful large chambers with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites.
Lydenburg (88 km from Jane Furse)
The Sterkspruit Nature Reserve is situated just outside of Lydenburg in Mpumalanga. The reserve's escarpment incorporates highveld grassland, forested kloofs, wooded stream banks, and quartzite cliffs. The natural habitat is perfect for fly fishing, bird watching, and hiking.
The reserve is home to a variety of mammals, including porcupine, aardwolf and the Cape clawless otter. There are over a hundred and fifty bird species, such as the ground woodpecker, bush blackcap, and blackwinged plover. The hiking trails offer stunning views of the majestic hills surrounding the reserve, and the Sterkspruit River is filled with rainbow trout for the enthusiastic fisherman.
Haenertsburg (88.2 km from Jane Furse)
Get airborne on an adrenalin pumping trip above three waterfalls and the Great Letaba River Gorge!
Zip into the magnificent Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour and slide through the forest on a two-hour arboreal adventure. The impressive foefie slide cables are linked to 13 platforms above the river, waterfalls and indigenous forest floor.
See the beauty of this spectacular area from a vantage point high above the river. Qualified guides ensure safety and chat knowledgeably about the birds, animals and plants. Families, nature lovers and thrill seekers shouldn’t miss this incredible zip slide experience.
+27 (0) 83 866 1546
Haenertsburg (90.7 km from Jane Furse)
This ruin of the old Cyril Jackson Observatory was built by the world famous astronomer of the same name. It was built on his farm called Hilltop and finished in 1955. It had a retractable roof. The Haebertsburg skies are still very good for stargazers today.
Haenertsburg (91 km from Jane Furse)
Starting from the village of Haenertsburg, the circular Louis Changuion Trail meanders through picturesque grasslands and indigenous forest. The views are sublime, the fields are strewn with pretty wildflowers and there’s a stream to wade in.
Conveniently situated picnic spots enable visitors to spend time taking in the beauty of the afro-montane grassland on this outlying section of the Drakensberg. Look out for the Wolkberg Zulu Butterfly, Methuen’s Dwarf Gecko and the blue swallow between September and April.
Purchase a map from the Atholl Arms, Haenertsburg Tourist Bureau or Magoebaskloof Hotel.
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Distance: 11 km
Loskop Dam (91.7 km from Jane Furse)
Loskop Dam is the place to be if game watching and fishing tickles your fancy.
Take an afternoon drive around the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, or a beautiful sunset cruise on the dam. Fishing varieties in Loskop Dam include large-mouth bass, carp, barbel, kurper and yellowfish. The area also sports some prolific wildlife, along with 3 of the Big 5, including rhino, buffalo and leopard.
Haenertsburg (92.1 km from Jane Furse)
Grab the whole family and soak up the countrified charms of this quaint little dairy farm.
Winners of the Eat In 'Best Organic Producer' 2008 award for their organic produce, Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Dairy is well worth a visit.
Take a tour, taste and watch cheese being made in the traditional way – it’s so good! Cows are milked by hand and curds are stirred in a big copper cauldron over a fire.
Kids will love checking out the chickens, ducks and geese while the older folk are stocking up on organic cheese and dairy products. You’ll find a tempting array of yoghurt, feta, ricotta, cottage and other hard and soft cheeses.
Tours are an hour long and cost R50 for adults. Afterwards take a stroll around the farm and find a good picnic spot.