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R71 Route - The main artery to the North

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.

The gorgeous scenic route will enhance all your senses— sight, sound and the smell of the wild air will have you feeling free. Be sure to take as many detours as possible, lose yourself in an adventure on the road. The mountains are calling, endless hidden jewels to discover along the way and all you need is a sense of adventure.

Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve

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, Carp and various indigenous fish. Hippos and the odd crocodile can also be seen, so be aware especially at night, and close the waters edge for these local inhabitants.  

Good food - Happiness by the body!

Good food and wine goes hand in hand with a nice getaway to make your trip an even better one. Besides, what is a holiday without getting a better taste on what’s hot in Tzaneen and surrounding areas.  
Tzaneen has plenty to offer in the culinary department while you are enjoying your stay.
On the R71 coming down the beautiful road, though Magoesbaskloof, you will come across Pot and Plow which is ideal for a chilled Sunday lunch with friends. Now what is better than beer and pizza in good company?  

The Legend of Makgoba

Where is the King’s Head?

Magoebaskloof gets its name from King Mamphoku Makgoba, the king of the small Tlou tribe that rebelled against the government in 1894. Literally it means ‘Makgoba’s Valley’.  

History is not clear on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of King Makgoba.

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