Tzaneen IS BEST KNOWN as the fruit basket of South Africa and famous for its tropical fruits and extraordinary scenic beauty.
GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Debegeni Waterfall – meaning the place of the Big Pot. (It’s a stunning waterfall with lush bush and vegetation).
THE BEST adventure PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours while sliding through the indigenous forest on a 2½-hour Tarzan and Jane style adventure.
OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the dam wall of the Tzaneen Dam – the popular after-dinner walking spot of locals.
WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO go Tubing down the river with Magoebaskloof Adventure Centre.
WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO take a Hot Stone Massage at the Earth Spa at Tzaneen Country Lodge.
I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS all the time…
Spring, BECAUSE of the amazing display of our indigenous Wild Pear trees with thousands of angel-like white blossoms that dots all the roads around Tzaneen.
Summer, BECAUSE it is Firefly season and we see thousands of them at our dams at the Tzaneen Country Lodge and in the area.
Autumn, BECAUSE of the irresistible display of dark red and yellow autumn colours of the Kudu Berry trees in the area.
Winter, BECAUSE of the fantastic weather – not too cold and not too warm…
MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Tzaneen Country Lodge with their unbelievable value for money breakfast buffets.
FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST a toasted cheese and biltong sandwich or a sexy salad at Mangela Tea Garden.
MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS Tzaneen Country Lodge, TRY THE Chicken Breast Supreme with it’s delicious filling of local fare of Peppadew’s,and melted cheese.
BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK FROM Rosa La Rouge Cocktail Bar at Tzaneen Country Lodge.
MY FAVOURITE chocolate cake SPOT IS Pekoe View.
FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY DownTown Restaurant.
IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO Tzaneen Country Lodge on a Sunday.
Tzaneen’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS the natural beauty and the super-friendly locals – unbeatable!
MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS go on a picnic at the Debegeni waterfall.
FOR SOME CULTURE, I LIKE TO GO TO visit the Kaross workers with their amazing embroidery paintings.
TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO enjoy treatments at the Earth Spa.
IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY Canopy Tour with Magoebaskloof Adventures.
MY FAVOURITE WALK / HIKE IS Rooikat Hiking Trail in Agatha.
MY FAVOURITE preserves and curio SHOP IS Mangela Tea Garden & Curio Shop at Tarentaalrand outside Tzaneen.
MY FAVOURITE bird WATCHING SPOT IS at the Bird Hide at the Hadeda Dam on the Tarentaalrand Farm.
IF YOU’RE HERE IN June, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Tarentaal Music Festival or IF YOU’RE HERE IN September, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Cherry Blossom Festival.
MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS the Tsonga Kraal Museum. CHECK OUT THE history of the Tsonga People in their natural surroundings.
MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS Lifestyle Centre, FOR ITS variety of products.
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS a visit to Mangela Animal Farm.
BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS a picnic at the Debegeni Waterfall or at the Modjadji Cycad Forest with unbeatable views of the North Eastern Lowveld.
THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS the biggest concentration of a single cycad species in the world at the Modjadji Cydad Forest.
MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS in the mountains at Heanertsburg.
WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I donate food and clothes to local communities and schools.
The friendly smiles… The small town feel… Romantic nights… The happy place (another meaning of the name Tzaneen) or the place where people get together. A Place where you can arrive as a stranger, but will always leave as a friend…
I Love Tzaneen BECAUSE it has an amazing sense of peace surrounding it.
Useful Tzaneen Links
Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours: +27 (0)83 866-1546
Mogoebaskloof Adventure Centre: +27 (0)15 276-5096
Earth Spa: +27 (0)15 304-3079
Mangela Tea Garden and Animal Farm: +27 (0)15 304-3290
Pekoe View: +27 (0)15 305-3241
DownTown Restaurant: +27 (0)83 453-3751
Tsonga Kraal Museum: +27 (0)15 386-8727