At the foot of the misty Wolkberg Mountains in the northern reaches of the Drakensberg mountain range resides the subtropical garden town of Tzaneen, the Limpopo province’s second largest town. Sawmills grind away among the timber plantations of bluegum and pine on the green slopes of the valley, while fruit farmers peacefully pick their produce of citrus, bananas, mangoes, avocado pears, and other subtropical fruit.
Positioned just below the Magoebaskloof in the heart of the Valley of the Olifants region, Tzaneen is a great place to explore the wonders of its verdant surroundings, including the Sunland ‘Big Baobab’ in Modjadjiskloof – an enormous baobab renowned for being the widest of its species in the world. A little closer to the town lies the Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve, where anglers and campers alike can relish in the dam’s glassy waters. Within the town itself stands the quaint Tzaneen Museum with its collection of pottery, beadwork, and traditional weapons.
A higher than average rainfall blesses the area keeping it green and fertile, while the subtropical climate keeps the weather warm throughout the year. The bigger Polokwane and its airport is a quick 95km drive away through moist, mist-covered valleys.
- Lush, forested mountain slopes and verdant subtropical fruit farms provide a stunning backdrop for the town
- Positioned in the heart of the Valley of the Olifants region and near the Magoebaskloof
- Sunland ‘Big Baobab’ - an enormous baobab renowned for being the widest of its species in the world
- Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve provide idyllic camping spots and plenty of opportunity for fishing
- The town houses the Tzaneen Museum and its ethnological artefacts
- Its subtropical climate keeps the temperature warm throughout the year