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City Tzaneen

Tzaneen is the second largest city of the Limpopo province situated in the north-east of South Africa. Tzaneen has a population of around 30 000 people. The area is characterized by beautiful mountains (Cloud Mountain or Cloud Mountains), the Tzaneen Dam and plantations of (sub) tropical fruits such as mangoes, bananas, oranges, avocados (e.g. for avocado oil), lychees, tea, macadamia nuts and pineapples . Tzaneen is approximately 420 km from Johannesburg and 100 km west of the Kruger National Park.

The summer months from September to March have an average temperature of about 28 degrees, but in the winter it is still pleasant with an average temperature of 15 degrees.

Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve offers plenty of opportunities for a great day on the water. The area is suitable for lovers of water sports, fishing and bird watchers, but also a picnic on the water is possible. It is good to know that the water hippos and some crocodiles come to the park and that it is open until 18:00. The dam is located 10 kilometres north-west of Tzaneen and you can also camp so you can enjoy the beautiful copper-coloured skies at sunset.

In the mountains around Tzaneen there are various possibilities for walks / hiking. For scenic views you drive for example the illustrated and beautiful forested Magoebaskloof mountain pass, one of the most beautiful canyons of South Africa. For a beautiful view over the valley, please contact Magoebaskloof hotel, located just before the summit of the pass. For a beautiful view of Tzaneen dam you can stop at Coach House, a five-star hotel / restaurant with spa facilities and the famous homemade nougat.

A number of other sites / activities in and around Tzaneen:

- Adventurous? Visit Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours for a tour where you wind and wave zip lines between the tree tops. Alternatively you can go abseiling and quad biking.
- Visit the huge Sunland Baobab with a trunk circumference of up to 46.8 meters and an estimated age of about 6000 years! You pay a small admission fee to see the tree, but you can also visit the pub inside the stem of the tree. You can buy a drink to take to the tree or even a picnic.
- Culture lovers can visit the museum where Tzaneen weapons, drums, pots and other utensils of the local Tsonga and Sotho Northern tribes are exhibited. Expert guides lead you around and tell you about the legends of the Tsonga.
- Try to find the centre of the maze Amazing Maze at Amorentia Estate.
- When you go to Wegraakbosch Organic Diary you can watch cheese being made and enjoy a delicious cheese plate. You will find the farm in the valley of Magoebaskloof.
- Picnicking at the bottom of Debegeni Falls Gorge just outside Tzaneen. There are tables, benches and bbq facilities.
- Travelling with children? Visit the tea garden and petting zoo with a playground for children: Mangela Tea Garden & Animal Touch Farm.
- Kaross Workers is a craft project (embroidery, needlework) in the nearby village of Letsitele with a shop and tea garden. Here you will find beautiful pillows, clothing, bags, clothing, jewellery and works of art with an African theme. Open Monday - Thursday 07:00-17:00 and Friday 07:00-14:30.

- Hans Merensky Nature Reserve where you can enjoy walking safaris. For example, the 1 km long Mopane Trail, the Lataba Trail which takes you along the river and is among other things suitable to see many birds or take the 32 km long Giraffe Trail which takes 3 days and where you spend the night in luxury cabins. Zebras, wildebeest, pigs, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, leopards and jackals live in the area. You can take a game drive through the reserve or take a game drive with a guide in the morning or evening. Alternatively you can choose horseback riding or mountain biking trails. The park is also the Tsonga Kraal museum where an original Tsonga village is recreated in an original way and where you can get acquainted with the lifestyle of the Tsonga-people.
- Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve lies in the Cloud Mountains and covers 18,000 hectares. The area is watery and has several rivers, streams and waterfalls. With all this water many trees, shrubs and plants grow. It is an excellent place for bird watchers and at the end of the summer there are a lot of butterflies. Follow one of the walk / hike trails, 4x4 trails and visit the Downs viewpoint or have a picnic at 'The Cathedral'.

- Rooikat Hiking Trail is a 1-day hiking trail through the beautiful scenery around Tzaneen. Walk through pineapple plantations, spot many birds and small game, take a refreshing dip in the river and in Bobs river or picnic at Die Akker.
- The Debengeni Waterfall in the dense forest of Magoebaskloof is a special place for a picnic and swimming in the clear water. Look carefully around you which birds you see, there are some rare ones.
- Agatha Crocodile Ranch located on an avocado farm outside Tzaneen. This is an excellent place to learn about the (Nile) crocodiles and to see them up close.
- Vervet Monkey Foundation Rehabilitation Centre where Vervet monkeys are collected orphaned or injured and cannot survive independently in the wild. The centre serves as shelter and education centre.
- Visit the Modjadji Cycad Reserve to admire the Modjadji-trees during a walk or picnic and visit the information centre.
- Golfing at the Tzaneen Country Club
- Tzaneen is just over an hour's drive from the world-famous Kruger National Park.

To stay, there are plenty possibilities in and around Tzaneen, here is one: Kings Walden Garden Manor.

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