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Tzaneen Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Tzaneen

  • Tzaneen is located in the Mopani district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa
  • The distance from Tzaneen to Johannesburg in Gauteng is approximately 420km
  • The Kruger National Park is located approximately 100km away from Tzaneen
  • Fertile region: tropical and subtropical agriculture
  • The name Tzaneen derives from the Sotho word 'tsaneng' which can be translated as 'gathering place'
  • Tzaneen Dam
  • Magoebaskloof
  • Haenertsburg
  • Pekoe View Tea Estate
  • Edeni Private Game Reserve
  • Town of Tzaneen
  • Vervet monkey foundation

Introducing Tzaneen

The quaint town of Tzaneen is located in the Mopani district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.  The distance from Tzaneen to Johannesburg in Gauteng is approximately 420km.This fertile region is characterized by its tropical and subtropical agriculture.  The name Tzaneen derives from the Sotho word 'tsaneng' which can be translated as 'gathering place'.

There are many tourist attractions in and near Tzaneen, including the beautiful Tzaneen Dam, Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg, and the Pekoe View Tea Estate.  Tzaneen is located near several game reserves. The Kruger National Park is located approximately 100km away from Tzaneen.

Tzaneen is a subtropical paradise with indigenous and exotic plants in the heart of the Valley of the Olifants region.  It is in the Tzaneen area where the Shangaans and the Sotho people originated and their ethnic cultures and lifestyles are on display in a living Museum in Tzaneen.

Due to the area's favorable climate, nuts, avocados as well as other vegetables and fruits such as bananas, mangos, litchis and citrus fruit can be grown here all year round.  Furthermore, Tzaneen is the ideal place to grow coffee, tea and cotton.  Lush green tea plantations can be found in the green mountain ranges around Tzaneen.

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