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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