Our Town

Tzaneen, situated in the Mopani district of Limpopo Province, South Africa is the second largest town in Limpopo and is seen as the 'capital' of the lovely Letaba District - 20 00 square kilometres of tropical and sub-tropical farming in the Letsitele River Valley, which is a real tourist destination just an hour’s drive from the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon.

Tzaneen town accommodates some 80,000 residents and serves close on 650,000 people within a 30km radius. Tzaneen offers contemporary retail shopping – with a new Lifestyle Mall recently opened - excellent private and public schools, modern hospitals as well as a host of other services. It is an hour’s drive from Polokwane, the capital of Limpopo Province, South Africa where a major airport is situated.

Tzaneen is officially the cleanest town in South Africa and lies at the foot of the northern Drakensberg Mountains – the Wolkberge. It is a sub-tropical paradise in the heart of South Africa’s richest fruit farming region and it produces the majority of South Africa’s mangoes, avocado pears, paw paws, tea and coffee. There are approximately forty sawmills operating in and around Tzaneen and the surrounding mountain slopes are heavily forested with pine and blue gum plantations.

Tzaneen has above average rainfall and offers a comfortable and moderate temperature all year round. Tzaneen is the ideal place for tourists to explore the lovely Limpopo region of South Africa including the Kruger National Park, and Tzaneen's unique, natural scenery provides a stunning backdrop for every type of recreational and tourist attraction. Explore rivers, waterfalls, dams, ancient villages, roadside stalls and tea gardens whilst you take in the unique range of bird species, trees, plants and animal life - 340 indigenous tree species and the world’s highest concentration of leopard.

Tzaneen abounds with natural beauty and legendary Natural Heritage Sites including the Tzaneen Dam, The Modjadji Cycad Reserve and the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve – all within an easy driving radius. Just 17 kilometres from Tzaneen is the beautiful Duiwelskloof (Devil’s Gorge), renamed Modjadjiskloof in 2004, in the Rain Queen’s honour.

The quaint little Tzaneen Museum is definitely worth a visit, on a day when you’re not out exploring the various nature reserves, for its collection of ethnological artefacts like pottery, beadwork, weapons and the largest collection of pole carvings in the country. There is also a collection of royal drums from the Modjadji Rain Queen, the legendary ruler of the Balobedu people of the area.