Things to Do in Valley of the Olifants

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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Animal Parks in Hoedspruit (119.5 km from Valley of the Olifants)

A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a moving and worthwhile experience It's also a convenient day excursion if you’re visiting the Orpen Gate side of Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop or Sabie. The centre provides a home for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and...

Debengeni Falls

Debengeni Falls

Waterfall in Tzaneen (8 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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...

Khamai Reptile Park

Khamai Reptile Park

Animal Parks in Hoedspruit (102.4 km from Valley of the Olifants)

This herpetological haven is well worth a stop! Formerly known as Swadini Snake Park, Khamai Reptile Park is home to some of South Africa’s deadliest snakes. Experienced guides will show you the scariest beasts - black and green mambas, boomslangs and Mozambique Spitting Cobras. If that isn’t enough to get your pulse racing then check out the...

Amarula Lapa

Amarula Lapa

Popular Attractions in Phalaborwa (108.2 km from Valley of the Olifants)

Home to Africa's wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park. Here you can relax, stretch your legs and of course, enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on ice and stock up with a few bottles before journeying on. Comfortable seating, a shop and a warm African welcome await...

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Popular Attractions in Hoedspruit (113.2 km from Valley of the Olifants)

Enjoy a lovely boat ride on the Blyde Dam, where you can savour the splendor of the Blyde River Canyon. Your tour guide will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels. Wildlife is abundant; you'll be able to spot hippo, crocodile, as well as fish eagle. During the cruise, you can learn more about the history of the...

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Animal Parks in Hoedspruit (130.9 km from Valley of the Olifants)

Last chance to see? Hopefully not but don't miss seeing some of the rarest of Africa’s breeding wildlife at an amazing centre in the Limpopo. Situated on over 100 hectares within the Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was initially established as part of a breeding programme for cheetah.Today the centre has...

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (61.2 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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...

Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Popular Attractions in Hoedspruit (115.3 km from Valley of the Olifants)

Discover the secrets of silk and the extraordinary little creatures that produce it. Experienced guides will take you on a journey through silk’s fascinating history and an interesting behind-the-scenes tour. Currently Bombyx Mori Silk Estate is South Africa’s only commercial silkworm farm. Here you can find out about their organic farming...

Tzaneen Country Club

Tzaneen Country Club

Golf Courses in Tzaneen (2.9 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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...

Tzaneen Dam

Tzaneen Dam

Dams Vleis in Tzaneen (5 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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.

Tzaneen Museum

Tzaneen Museum

Galleries and Museums in Tzaneen (7.2 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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...

Rosa La Rouge Cocktail Bar

Rosa La Rouge Cocktail Bar

Bars in Tzaneen (7.6 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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.

Agatha Crocodile Ranch

Agatha Crocodile Ranch

Animal Parks in Tzaneen (13.3 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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...

Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Magoebaskloof (16.6 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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...

Agatha State Forest

Agatha State Forest

Nature Reserves in Tzaneen (16.7 km from Valley of the Olifants)

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.