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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
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
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
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 Mesché Meijer
26 Jul 2017
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On route to Tzaneen, in the heart of the Magoebaskloof mountain area you will find the famous Cheerio Gardens, where hundreds of different Japanese flowering cherry trees come into spectacular bloom during late September / early October.
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Eucalyptus saligna situated in the Woodbush Forest Estate, Magoebaskloof, Tzaneen, ranked as the tallest trees in the Southern hemisphere and the tallest trees in Africa
By Mesché Meijer
25 Jul 2017
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Tzaneen and its surrounding areas are the proud hosts of as many as 10 of the Champion Trees in South Africa. And what are Champion Trees exactly? 
 
The Champion Tree Project was born on a sunny day in the spring of 2002, when the...

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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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 Eldon Bothma
29 Feb 2016
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It was a misty morning in the mountains of Magoebaskloof, I needed to de-stress and unwind so I decided to pack my backpack and take a hike on the Magoebaskloof Hotel Waterfall Trail. 
 
I didn't do any research before hand because I...

By Marinda Thomas
19 Jan 2016
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Tzaneen is Limpopo's paradise and it has been nicknamed 'Land of Silver Mist' because of the frequent mist that occur on the mountains above it. It is located in lush, tropical surroundings and is home to Limpopo's highest mountain, the Iron...

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,...

By Claudia Thomas
24 Jul 2015
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Your adventure begins as you get into your car. From Polokwane, The R71 is the start of your journey to the heartbeat of Limpopo, Tzaneen.

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, meandering via the beautiful mystic mountain pass of Magoebaskloof...

By Claudia Thomas
20 Jul 2015
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Situated on the banks of the Tzaneen Dam previously known as Fanie Botha Dam located on the Letaba River, just outside the town of Tzaneen.  

The Tzaneen Dam is a beautiful dam stocked with Florida strain Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass,...

By Claudia Thomas
20 Jul 2015
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Bordering the Wolkberg Wilderness, this incredibly scenic mountain reserve features crystal clear rivers, countless butterflies, waterfalls and lovely pools. Swarms of colourful butterflies, intricate spider webs and awesome bird life make it...
By Claudia Thomas
20 Jul 2015
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The Debegeni (or Debengeni) Falls lie at the foot of the Magoebaskloof, on the R71 route to Tzaneen. This beautiful waterfall is a favourite destination for locals seeking cool water and mist cooled air in the heat of summer.

Debengeni...

By Amy Leo
18 Jun 2015
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The Modjadji Cycad forest struck me as a place of mystisism and intrique for its dense population of this ancient Cycad species that once served as diet to dinosaurians of many kinds. The dense growth pattern of this rare species also provided...

By Amy Leo
15 Jun 2015
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If you've grown up in the valley as I have, there are certain things that never leave you.  Like the delicate scent of citrus blossoms, that crisp sound as you peel your naartjie, the hum of the bees as they toil away throughout summer. You...

By Amy Leo
11 Jun 2015
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As former educator, I found the Agatha Crocodile Ranch a feast of information on this ancient reptile who hasn't changed at all over the past 160 million years!  It reminded me much of my personal experience in my work as educator in Natural...

By Amy Leo
19 Mar 2015
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Driven by my passion for trees and their vital importance I nature, I simply had to visit this giant on my return to Tzaneen six months ago.  One of my fondest childhood memories which has been playing  a pivotal role in writing my present book...

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