Enjoy more of the green, subtropical parts of Limpopo
From Madi a Thavha N1 south and then R36 east
From Madi a Thavha go to and drive through Louis Trichardt / Makhado. When you get to the N1 turn to the right/south direction Polokwane. Drive for 38 kilometres on the N 1 and just before the Capricorn Tollgate turn to left on the R36 in the direction of Tzaneen. You then travel via Morebeng and Modjajikloof to Tzaneen.
Lush Tzaneen and Magoebaskloof in the Wolkberge
Just before Tzaneen, turn on the R 71 in the direction of Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg to explore the lush subtropical forests West of Tzaneen. This road takes you up the famous Magoebaskloof Mountain Pass.
Magoebaskloof mountains is home to Kuhestan Organic Farm. Kuhestan is an organic avocado and raspberry farm making cordials and with one of the most beautiful gardens on the Magoebaskloof mountains. Another organic farm is Wegraakbosch, where you can buy and taste traditional cheese and other dairy products, made on a small scale in the customary alpine manner.
Mina’s art café and Neighbourhood market
If you are lucky to be in the vicinity when Mina’s have their random but popular Neighbourhood market at Zwalala River retreat on the Cherio road, do not miss that for a million. There is normally a wonderful mix of great food, home brews, cool people, hot music and farm fresh country air.
Zipping through the tree tops
Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours offer an exhilarating trip ‘zipping’ through the tree-tops. Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours will take you into a previously inaccessible turf moving you between platforms build high above the gorge built within the upper level of indigenous forests and ancient mountain cliffs. Each platform is joined by our spectacular ‘foefie’cable slide high above the sparkling river, waterfalls and forest floor.
Haenertsburg a picturesque village in the mountains
Haenertsburg, between Polokwane and Tzaneen in the Wolkberg mountains has many CraftArt shops and a few really ‘lekker’ restaurants with local dishes made from fresh farm produce and conserves. This village originated as a gold rush town in 1887 and remains of the old workings can still be seen today. Haneartsburg is surrounded by crystal clear mountain air, mountain peaks, tumbling waterfalls, tranquil lakes and magnificent indigenous forests.
From Haenertsburg one drives on the equally scenic R 528, Georges Valley mountain pass, back to Tzaneen.