Magoebaskloof Tourism | Haenertsburg Tourism

Magoebaskloof Tourism

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Magoebaskloof is a lush forested area in the mist belt of the northern Drakensberg.  Known as The Land of the Silver Mist this area has been an inspiration to many well-known authors.   Fondly referred to by the locals as "The Mountain", this area, with the Village of Haenertsburg as it's "capital",  boasts a host of activities, hiking trails, a variety of accommodation venues, restaurants, nurseries, and of course for the adrenaline junkies, some challenging adventure sport and mountain biking trails.

Getting there:  Take the N1 north from Gauteng to Polokwane, exiting onto the R71 towards Tzaneen. You will find the Village of Haenertsburg about 60km from Polokwane. It is about 4 hours drive from Johannesburg and en-route to the Phalaborwa Gate into the Kruger National Park and various other game and nature reserves.

With four festivals a year the busy community of Haenertsburg will not let you go home disappointed.  There is much to see and do, as you will see on the pages of our website.

Well-known for its adventure activities, birding and mountain biking, this pristine area with its many different faces will enchant you and tempt you to stay longer.


Turn your week-ends into holidays!

Magoebaskloof Tourism

Magoebaskloof Birding

Birding in the Woodbush area.

Haenertsburg Food and Wine Festival

1 - 3 May 2015

Previously the Kiwi Festival. 

Join us to celebrate Autumn with a weekend of culinary delights.  Formerly known as the Kiwi Festival this has now become one of Limpopo's Premier Food and Wine Festivals.

Whether you are a visitor, a chef, or just an enthusiastic cook, an exhibitor, or just passing through, this is a weekend of pure delight! Learn more about what makes a dish special, what wine to drink with it or have some real good South African Craft Beer-on-tap while you wander through this authentic and unique village.

This Festival is all about food.  Previously known as The Kiwi Festival it still celebrates the mystical Kiwi fruit in various forms.

During the
Kiwi Festival we had cooking competitions for professional chefs as well as amateurs.  This competition has now run its course and we decided to involve the public a bit more by offering interactive hands-on cooking workshops where participants will be able to learn from the masters and enhance their own cooking skills.




Quick links to activities

Adventure Activities
Hiking | Walking Trails / Picnics
Mountain Biking
What to do in the Village

See our Map of the Village

  • Browse for something special in our interesting gift and antique shops.
  • Visit one of our restaurants or coffee shops.
  • Walk the grasslands - the Louis Chanquion trail starts in the village.
  • Visit the War memorial in the market square and the Museum in the Pennefather complex.
What to do in the Area
  • Fish the tranquil waters of Dap Naude Dam or various private waters through HTA
  • Drive through Woodbush forest, the second largest indigenous forest in the country (high clearance vehicle required)
  • Picnic at Debengeni falls
  • Hike and overnight on the Magoebaskloof Hiking trail or in the Wolkberg Wilderness area
  • Visit two historical sites where the famous Boer Long Toms were destroyed
  • Hike a short route from various establishments through indigenous forest and plantations
  • Slide through the Letaba Gorge on the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour 
  • Abseil into or tube through the Letaba Gorge
  • Experience the scenic country side on a mountain bike or horse
  • See the Black-fronted Bush Shrike and the Blue Swallow (endemic to our area) and many others with a professional bird guide
  • Buy plants from a nursery and enjoy a cup of  tea
  • Stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Cheerio Valley
  • Take a farm tour and buy fresh produce
  • Cruise on the Ebenezer
What to do in the District
  • Visit the home of the Rain Queen Modjadji and the pre-historic Cycad forest
  • Picnic in New Agatha State Forest
  • Have tea at Kings Walden Garden Manor
  • Visit the giant baobab near Modjadjiskloof
  • Play golf at Tzaneen Country club
  • Pamper yourself at the spa at Coach House or Tzaneen Country Lodge