Things to Do in Tzaneen

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Debengeni Falls

Debengeni Falls

Waterfall in Tzaneen (6.1 km from Tzaneen)

Situated near the dense forests of the Magoebaskloof, the roaring Debengeni Falls is a magical spot for picnicking or swimming in the crystal pool. Named for the deeply carved pool, Debengi means ‘place of the big pot'. Right in the middle of hiking country, it’s also renowned for some rare species of birds. One of these is the colourful Grey...

Rosa La Rouge Cocktail Bar

Rosa La Rouge Cocktail Bar

Bars in Tzaneen

Enjoy delicious cocktails and sun-downers when taking some time out in the bushveld of the Tzaneen area. The themed Le Toues le Treq bar with its Rosa le Rouge painting is situated at Tzaneen Country Lodge.

Tzaneen Museum

Tzaneen Museum

Galleries and Museums in Tzaneen (0.5 km from Tzaneen)

Tzaneen Museum exhibits some ethnological artefacts such as weapons, pottery, African drums and utensils of the local Tsonga and North Sotho people. Well-informed guides show visitors around and explain the Tsonga legends that are depicted in sculptures under the trees in the garden. The museum also possesses a very large number of pole carvings...

Tzaneen Dam

Tzaneen Dam

Dams Vleis in Tzaneen (3.6 km from Tzaneen)

Surrounded by nature reserve, Tzaneen Dam is a popular recreation spot for bird watchers, anglers, picnickers, water-sports. Enjoy a barbecue on the banks of the dam.

Agatha Crocodile Ranch

Agatha Crocodile Ranch

Animal Parks in Tzaneen (8.3 km from Tzaneen)

Cuddle a baby crocodile and count all 68 teeth If you’re feeling brave you could even feed the big toothy predators. Situated on a scenic avocado farm outside Tzaneen, Agatha Crocodile Ranch is a definitely worth a visit. On offer are adventurous daily tours, an opportunity to touch a baby crocodile and also to feed the enormous adults. Tours...

Tzaneen Country Club

Tzaneen Country Club

Golf Courses in Tzaneen (10.5 km from Tzaneen)

Serenely situated on the scenic Hans Merensky Dam, Tzaneen Country Club is an undiscovered challenge for the serious golfer. The course is alleged to be one of the fairest tests of golf around and should have the high and low handicapper alike urging to book the next round. Rolling fairways and punishing but fair roughs merge to present a ‘shot...

Agatha State Forest

Agatha State Forest

Nature Reserves in Tzaneen (10.9 km from Tzaneen)

The new Agatha State Forest comprises some of South Africa's rare jungle-like, dense forest, just 18 km away from Tzaneen. This natural forest is also home to the Rooikat Hiking Trail. The facilities include a picnic site, fireplaces and ablutions.

Rooikat Hiking Trail

Rooikat Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Tzaneen (11.7 km from Tzaneen)

The beauty of nature is rolled into this one-day route. See stunning landscapes, a variety of birds, such as the rare bat hawk, jackal buzzard, purplecrested lourie or backheaded oriole. Also look out for animals, such as the bushbuck, common duiker, bush pig and baboon. Bird lovers may spot a Set against the Krugerkop and Tandberg, is the New...

Mangela Animal Touch Farm

Mangela Animal Touch Farm

Animal Parks in Tzaneen (15.2 km from Tzaneen)

Meet, touch and feed the friendly animals at Mangela Animal Touch Farm Jacob the donkey and the miniature ponies Maya, Misty, Pepe and Inca are waiting for small visitors with crunchy apples and carrots. Mangela Animal Touch Farm also has ostriches, emus, pot-bellied pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits and more!Pony rides are available with...

Tzaneen Convention Centre

Tzaneen Convention Centre

Big Event Venues in Tzaneen (15.5 km from Tzaneen)

Tzaneen Convention Centre combines outstanding conference facilities with state of the art equipment and luxury accommodation.The venue caters for the special needs of business, incentive groups and corporate meetings. The management and staff are specialists in this field and will consult and assist in the planning of conferences and packages....

Tsonga Kraal Museum

Tsonga Kraal Museum

Galleries and Museums in Tzaneen (59.9 km from Tzaneen)

This well-known attraction inside the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is built exclusively of traditional materials. Tsonga Kraal Museum is an open-air reconstructed village showcasing the many traditional building styles of the Tsonga people who originated from southern Mozambique. Friendly and animated guides bring the village to life as they...

Things to do near Tzaneen

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Balule Nature Reserve

Balule Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Balule Nature Reserve (85.9 km from Tzaneen)

The Balule Nature Reserve, also called the Balule Private Game Reserve, is situated next to the Kruger National Park. The park was formed in the early 1990s when numerous farm owners removed the fences separating the farms and has since grown to about 35 000 hectares in size.Balule and the surrounding Olifants and Klaserie Nature Reserves are...

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Lekgalameetse Reserve (37.4 km from Tzaneen)

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...

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (58.4 km from Tzaneen)

Lying on the banks of the Great Letaba River just west of Kruger National Park and close to Tzaneen, the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is a fabulous place to view wildlife on foot. You’ll find none of the big hairy scaries here – just various antelope including rare sable, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, hippo and giraffe. If you’re lucky, you might...

Modjadji Cycad Reserve

Modjadji Cycad Reserve

Nature Reserves in Modjadji Cycad Reserve (14.3 km from Tzaneen)

Visit South Africa's own natural  Jurassic Park, the Modjadji Cycad Forest, which has the largest concentration of a single cycad species in the world. This stunning reserve is home to some of the oldest and largest cycads in the world - some up to 13 metres high and bearing cones weighing up to 34 kilograms. Mysteriously situated near the...

Lesodi Trail

Lesodi Trail

Hiking Trail in Magoebaskloof (19.6 km from Tzaneen)

The Lesodi Trail
 starts opposite Sandford Heights Tea Room near the Magoebaskloof Hotel. The two-hour walk meanders through beautiful indigenous forest and passes magnificent examples of strangler fig trees, most notably the Cathedral Tree. The entire Magoebaskloof Forest resonates with birdsong and is a wonderful place for birding. Samango...

Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Magoebaskloof (19.7 km from Tzaneen)

The Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail offers hikers the choice of several hike duration options that range from two to five days. The three-day 50 km circular trail winds through extensive indigenous forest and pine plantations, and past waterfalls, pristine mountain streams and pools. Expect your jaw to drop at the magnificent scenery. Look out for...

Giant Baobab

Giant Baobab

Popular Attractions in Duiwelskloof (23.2 km from Tzaneen)

Drink a pint inside the widest tree in the world! The legendary Sunland Baobab in Modjadjiskloof is internationally celebrated for being the widest of its species in the world. These magnificent trees evoke impressions of quintessential Africa, and if they could speak - many a fascinating tale could be told.Locals believe this baobab could be as...

Cheerio Trout Fishing

Cheerio Trout Fishing

Popular Attractions in Haenertsburg (24.8 km from Tzaneen)

Set on a pristine property, Cheerio offers enthusiatic fly fishermen 3 dams to cast their flies in. This is stricly fly fishing only, which means no bait or spinners allowed. The resort offers beginner rods for rental, as well as a stock of flies for purchase.

Kaross Workers Studio

Kaross Workers Studio

Popular Attractions in Letsitele (25.3 km from Tzaneen)

Just outside the little town of Letsitele is the workshop of one of the most impressive craft projects in Limpopo. Hundreds of local ‘Karosswerkers’ embroider intricate and unusual designs inspired by their lives and environment. These eye-catching ethnic creations take the form of useful mats, cushion covers, bags, clothing jewellery and...

Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours

Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours

Popular Attractions in Haenertsburg (25.4 km from Tzaneen)

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...

Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Dairy

Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Dairy

Popular Attractions in Haenertsburg (26.6 km from Tzaneen)

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...

Cyril Jackson Observatory

Cyril Jackson Observatory

Popular Attractions in Haenertsburg (27.7 km from Tzaneen)

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.

Modjadji Trails

Modjadji Trails

Hiking Trail in Duiwelskloof (27.9 km from Tzaneen)

Modjadji Cycad Reserve offers 12 km of well-maintained day trails from the cycad forest to the lower lying acacias and grasslands. Large antelope including blue wildebeest, waterbuck, nyala, impala and bushbuck can be seen along the trails. Keen birders will find plenty of opportunities to tick off some of the 170 species of forest and bushveld...

Louis Changuion Trail

Louis Changuion Trail

Hiking Trail in Haenertsburg (28.2 km from Tzaneen)

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...

George's Valley Gorge

George's Valley Gorge

Popular Attractions in Haenertsburg (28.8 km from Tzaneen)

Situated in the Magoebaskloof between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen, the picturesque George's Valley is renowned for its beauty and friendly inhabitants. It’s a perfect stop over en-route to the Kruger National Park or for family holidays and weekend getaways. Known as the adventure hub of the Limpopo, George's Valley Gorge is a magnet for...