How to get to Tzaneen | iinfo TZANEEN

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] at an elevation/altitude of meters. The average elevation of Tzaneen, South Africa is 662 meters


Vast open spaces and long distances through scenic surroundings are synonymous with Limpopo Province and travelling is covered in comfort and safety on thousands of kilometers of well-maintained tarmac surfaces. The main artery, the dual-lane N1 toll road, splits the Province in two and runs from Gauteng in the South right through to Zimbabwe in the North. It is one of the best stretches of the N1 in South Africa, offering free–flowing and safe travelling.

Filling up

Leaded, unleaded and diesel fuel are available throughout the Province. Petrol stations in large towns and on principal roads are mostly open 24-hours a day. Petrol stations accept cash or South African Garage Cards as payment. Unlike Europe, most do not accept general credit cards at all. Most Garages offer ATM facilities. Cash may be required at toll booths which do accept local but not overseas credit cards

Road Transport

Road transport is, by far, the preferred way of travelling as it enables tourists to enjoy the wonderful scenery of this beautiful Province. International tourists who arrive in South Africa by air have the option of renting self-drive cars; taxi transport can also be obtained at taxi ranks, or various stopping points alongside roads and in towns.


Goods and passenger trains pass through Tzaneen. Lines extend from Polokwane to Zimbabwe in the North, Maputo in Mozambique and Pretoria / Johannesburg in the South. Rail information – call: 015-299 6202/3

Air Services:

Polokwane International Airport 015-288 0166
Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit 015-793 3681
Kruger National Park - Gateway Airport 015-781 5823
Tzaneen Airport 015-304 3142
Aircraft / Helicopter Charters 082 524 4868


Polokwane 81 km
Giyani 90 km
Hoedspruit 109 km
Phalaborwa 118 km
Graskop 169 km
Dullstroom 234 km
Nelspruit 238 km
Komatiepoort 287 km
Pretoria 339 km
Johannesburg 394 km
Sun City 425 km
Potchefstroom 512 km
Durban 805 km
Bloemfontein 838 km
Kimberley 876 km
Port Elizabeth 1461 km
Cape Town 1857 km


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

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