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By Bobbi Gerber
28 Mar 2018
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On entering their home, one is overwhelmed with a sweet fragrance that no air freshener can imitate: the sweet breath exhaled by different orchid species, expertly grown by our local orchid master, Dr Sarel Spies. Locally (Tzaneen and...

By Bobbi Gerber
22 Mar 2018
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Bobbi Gerber interviews David Letsoaolo in his 'office': the forest at Kurisa Moya, nature lodge, Houtboschdorp
 
He loved nature from the start, whispers David Letsoalo, as we sit in the bird hide, waiting for our...

By Bobbi Gerber
01 Mar 2018
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Bird-lovers are bonkers about Tzaneen area!
 
Swartbos Forest
 
Park in the grounds of Sandford Heights Nursery. Ask the owners for directions to the trail, which offers access to the...

By Bobbi Gerber
30 Jan 2018
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A warm welcome to Tzaneen – with a spin on the word ‘warm’. ‘Hot’ better describes the general climate of this Limpopo town, roughly halfway between Polokwane, capital city of Limpopo, and Phalaborwa, one of the gateways to the Kruger National...

By Bobbi Gerber
13 Dec 2017
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Lazy to cook on your precious festive holidays? Lucky for you a few restaurants in Tzaneen are working to put together a feast for those who would like to be spoiled with food superbly prepared for these special occasions.
 
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By Bobbi Gerber
12 Dec 2017
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Dear Associates

So here we are – almost at the end of the first quarter of 2018!

It is always shocking to experience how time flies – which inspires one to make the most of the moment, everything you have to work with, empower...

By Bobbi Gerber
11 Dec 2017
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Blood means life. A shortage of it would obviously imply a higher probability of death. A sad, but imminent fact, is that accidents are a lot more prevalent during public holiday seasons whether it be the Easter (Passover) holidays or the festive...

By Bobbi Gerber
11 Dec 2017
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SPCA – HAVE A HEART FOR THE FURRY ONES!
 
It is not an easy task – often gruesome, ungrateful and heart-rending. Ellie Potgieter and Denise Botes from the Letaba SPCA in Tzaneen serve the animals in an area much...

By Bobbi Gerber
11 Dec 2017
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Big 5 Trail Week
 
29 DEC 2017 - 3 JAN 2018
 
This event will ensure that you exit the old year without losing speed and hit the new year running! The biennial BIG 5 Trail Week is centred...

By Bobbi Gerber
11 Dec 2017
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School holidays in the Tzaneen area - ways to spoil your little ones
 
The last month of the year is here…parents might wonder how they are going to entertain their kids this festive season? Fortunately, this area has...

By Bobbi Gerber
06 Dec 2017
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In the close proximity of Gravelotte, just off the R71, is the turn-off to Leydsdorp. (The R71 is a provincial route in South Africa that connects Polokwane with the Kruger National Park via Tzaneen and Phalaborwa.)
 
Although the...

By Bobbi Gerber
06 Dec 2017
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Leydsdorp Kapiri Hills is home to some of the best kept secrets in the world. The sleepy little town has started awakening and is going through a process of becoming a provincial heritage site.
 
Time has seemingly stood still in this...

By Bobbi Gerber
05 Dec 2017
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Kids on holiday in Tzaneen
 
This is a happy place for kids: Mhangela Animal Touch Farm, Tea Garden and Curio Shop with activities and fun for kids and relaxing leisure times for their adult guardians.
 
At Mhangela...

By Bobbi Gerber
05 Dec 2017
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Kids on holiday in Tzaneen
 
FISHING SPOTS – Ebenezer Dam, Magoebaskloof Dam, Stanford Lake, Lakeside or Tzaneen Dam.
 
In a country where water shortages in several parts are a sad and cruel reality, Tzaneen is extremely...

By Bobbi Gerber
04 Dec 2017
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Here are the reasons:
 
One of the local legends goes that King Makgoba himself described the area where the town of Tzaneen is now situated as "Tzaneng - the happy land". Another explanation is that the name...

By Bobbi Gerber
29 Nov 2017
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1-2-3!! A colourful start to the last month of the year in Tzaneen! A Christmas market will be held at Tzaneen Country Lodge Conference Centre on 1 and 2 December. Visitors can expect 34 stalls loaded with a variety of delectable delicacies,...

By Bobbi Gerber
24 Nov 2017
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Where to eat in Tzaneen?
 
Most guest houses in Tzaneen offer bed and breakfast and if they don't, there are ample restaurants, coffee shops, tea gardens and take-away outlets to consider for culinary contentment,...

By Bobbi Gerber
22 Nov 2017
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Tzaneen is a drive-through for many tourists and visitors en route to the Kruger Park and other holiday places (private game farms, Die Eiland etc), but they lose the excellent opportunity of making it a destination worthy to explore a bit. One...

By Bobbi Gerber
20 Nov 2017
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The Tzaneen Road Hogs (Biker club) is having their annual Toy Run on Sunday, 26 November in Tzaneen. Clubs from neighbouring towns have been invited and are expected to join this worthy effort.
 
Last year 157 riders and about 280...

By Bobbi Gerber
17 Nov 2017
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Another amazing individual from the Tzaneen Community
 
Sue moved to Mooketsi in 1998 when she married Doug Reed – becoming an instant, hands-on, 24/7 mum of five, involving herself in pre-school careers from big...

By Bobbi Gerber
17 Nov 2017
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Things to think about doing in November
 
* Start getting in shape for the beach!!! Start with a brisk walk. Advance to a slow jog and work on picking up momentum! And then continue after the festive...

By Bobbi Gerber
17 Nov 2017
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WHAT IS THE BNI?
 
If you have seen the abbreviation and have wondered about it, here is some light on the subject. BNI is short for Business Network International. With thousands of chapters worldwide, BNI provides a...

By Bobbi Gerber
30 Oct 2017
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Die Taste of Tzaneen 2017 sal Sondag met oorwegend klassieke klanke afgesluit word. Mengelmusici is 'n allegaartjie van kunstenaars wat spesiaal vir TOTF saamgestel is om die aanloop tot die Sondag etensuur in te kleur met klanke wat sag op die...

By Bobbi Gerber
26 Oct 2017
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Die Yadah aanbiddings-dansgroep, wat by Taste of Tzaneen Fest se damestee optree, is in 2001 gestig. Dit is 'n self-onderhoudende, nie-winsgewende groep wat aanbidding in dansbewegings uitbeeld. Hul missie is om Bybelse aanbidding terug te bring...

By Bobbi Gerber
25 Oct 2017
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Lawrence Ndlovu started singing at an early age. He had his first break in 1989 when he won a gospel music competition on Radio Tsonga (as MLFM was called in earlier days). He was inspired by Dr Thomas Chauke, Lucky Dube and Steve Kekana. He has...

By Bobbi Gerber
25 Oct 2017
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Belinda (Bam) van den Bergh is die spreker by die Taste of Tzaneen Fest Damestee, Saterdag 4 November om 11:00 by Fairview Hotel. Heel gepas is haar tema: Smaak en sien dat die Here goed is! (Psalm 34:9)
 
Belinda is dikwels saam met...

By Bobbi Gerber
24 Oct 2017
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Find out at the Taste of Tzaneen Fest!
 
Those who missed the drama/comedy featuring well-known local stand-up comedian, Mari Weber and co on 11 October at Merensky High School, can dry their tears: it will be...

By Bobbi Gerber
24 Oct 2017
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The borders grow very dim and sometimes disappear in a society where those who should maintain law and order and set sterling examples are found breaking the rules themselves – or are "replaced" by criminals posing in their roles. Another problem...

By Bobbi Gerber
24 Oct 2017
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Taste of Tzaneen at Fairview Hotel from 3-5 November is going to dish up a charming and delightful array of local flavours, not only in food and drink, but also in entertainment. Apart from cabaret, pop/rock, classical and gospel there is also a...

By Bobbi Gerber
19 Oct 2017
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'LEKKER' LOCAL POP&ROCK AT TASTE OF TZANEEN
 
Saturday night, 4 November, at Taste of Tzaneen Fest, is going to be local and loud. If your feet start tapping with the ambition to dance, no-one will blame you....

By Bobbi Gerber
18 Oct 2017
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Brenda Lubbe-Venter (23) used to eagerly help her mom in the kitchen as little girl. On the other side of the window between the kitchen and the veranda, she would set up her dolls in a row to watch the activity in the kitchen. This was her first...

By Bobbi Gerber
13 Oct 2017
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Ann Potgieter
 
(Ann is a resident of Modjadjiskloof. Has been in a wheelchair all her life, but the fact that she cannot walk has never stopped her from living a full, adventurous life – and to give life as far as...

By Bobbi Gerber
12 Oct 2017
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The month that introduces Spring was celebrated joyously in our neck of the woods. The Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg Spring Festival was attended, as usual, by not only locals, but also city dwellers who make their way here to relish in the...

By Bobbi Gerber
11 Oct 2017
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1. Blow a kiss at a croc – at the Crocodile Ranch (Agatha)
From a safe spot, get a new point of view on these feared and revered creatures – the kings of the rivers – crocs! Daily tours and feeding shows between 09h00 and...

By Bobbi Gerber
11 Oct 2017
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Face it – most people in other towns in South Africa wish they lived in Tzaneen when driving through to a destination like the Kruger Park, Eiland or any of the many game lodges in the greater Tzaneen area. It is like a large tropical garden –...

By Bobbi Gerber
05 Oct 2017
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Spring is upon us and summer is approaching. With summer, in the sub-tropical and tropical Lowveld and bushveld, come the rains (said in faith!)
 
Even a little bit of rain, can make a slippery surface of the combination of dust and...

By Bobbi Gerber
12 Sep 2017
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Although the N1 highway takes you comfortably (toll gates ensure that the quality of the road remains satisfactory), from Pretoria to Polokwane and further north to Musina, there are alternative routes that pass through small towns along the way...

By Bobbi Gerber
29 Aug 2017
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Proudly, the Limpopo Province houses South Africa's two largest trees, both of which are baobabs estimated to be well over 2,000 years old. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) formally declared the two baobabs to be amongst South...

By Anonymous (not verified)
10 Aug 2017
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Kefir – the ‘free’ probiotic boost!
By Heidi du Preez
 
Modern society has become reliant on pill-popping to stay healthy, whether it be conventional drugs or natural medicines. Why would you...

By Mesché Meijer
19 Jul 2017
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Looking for the perfect Carp fishing spot? - What better place to cast your lines into, than the wild waters of the Tzaneen Dam, situated in the heart of the prolific sub- tropical region in South Africa, Tzaneen.
 
The dam was built...

By Marinda Thomas
30 Mar 2017
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A River Capture site can be found nine kilometres down the Georges Valley Road, at the turn off to the Wolkberg Wilderness Area, a point on the Letaba River where a prehistoric act of “piracy“ occurred.
 
This very...

By Marinda Thomas
30 Mar 2017
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Tsonga Kraal Museum:
 
The Tsonga Kraal Museum is another attraction within the boundaries of the Hans Merensky Nature reserve that is interesting to visit.
 
This museum represents the building styles and...

By Marinda Thomas
30 Mar 2017
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Connecting the towns of Haenertsburg and Tzaneen is the Magoebaskloof Mountain Pass, not only one of the great classic passes of the Limpopo Province, but also one of the finest scenic passes in South Africa.  The pass climbs 446...

By Marinda Thomas
30 Mar 2017
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Kaross is a rural embroidery project in Limpopo's peaceful Letsitele Valley that helps create jobs and uplift the local community by combining the area's traditional arts and craft skills with modern...

By Marinda Thomas
29 Mar 2017
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Citrus - One of 10 top superfoods!
 
Citrus - are rich in vitamin C, fibre and rich in potassium and folic acid. Both oranges and grapefruit have been found to be rich in powerful antioxidants. The pain of a bee sting can relieve it...

By Marinda Thomas
29 Mar 2017
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ZZ2 Afrikado crop is ‘ripe and ready’
 
The new avocado season is upon us and the first fruit has been picked and is on its way to fresh produce markets!
 
ZZ2’s Afrikado brand is entering a new phase with the first fruit...

By Marinda Thomas
31 May 2016
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Tzaneen is situated half way between Polokwane and Phalaborwa, on the R 71, in the Mopani District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Tzaneen, South Africa is located at -23.8332 [latitude in decimal degrees], 30.1635 [longitude in decimal degrees...

By Marinda Thomas
31 May 2016
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The author AP Cartwright in his book: By the Waters of the Letaba wrote

“The combination of mountain scenery, flowering poinsettias and coral trees, warm sunny days and this immense stretch of water surrounded by yacht basins, marinas and...

By Amy Leo
29 Aug 2015
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There appears to be an urgent need to return to products derived directly from nature in its most organic form. The indigenous Molinga tree, referred to as the tree of life, provides virgin oils for various applications and skin disorders,...

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