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Tourism Magoebaskloof Mountain Biking Trails
Magoebaskloof / Haenertsburg
Land of the Silver Mist
This particularly beautiful part of the world lies at the foot of the northern tip of the Drakensberg mountain range. The dramatic landscapes, afro-montane forests and beautiful grasslands makes it a very popular hiking and outdoors area.
Only three and a half hours from Gauteng and an hour and half from the Kruger Park makes this an ideal base from where to explore and experience the many attractions of the northern part of Limpopo. It is a magical place with birding, hiking and colorful and striking gardens to visit, not only during Spring but also during the warm and sunny autumn months.
On offer is adventure, fishing, family fun and clean good fresh mountain air. A good selection of accommodation choices is available. From rustic log cabins in the forest to up-market hotels and guest houses, cozy bed and breakfast and shady green camp-sites. You are sure to find something to suit your needs. Some of the accommodation venues offers a variety of activities on their own properties and will be able to point you in the right direction should you require something different.
Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg is situated in the Northern part of the Limpopo Province on the slopes of the Wolkberg.
Some of the exciting activities on offer:
Mountain Bike Trails
Magoebaskloof Tourism biking trails are well-marked and various in degrees of difficulty.
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The area is a very popular birding site and there are quite a number of SA Birdlife Friendly estabishments.
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A must for all visitors. See the Letaba river gorge as you have never seen it before. There are many exciting activities for adrenaline junkies, and the whole family.
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The Ebenezer Dam is well-known in the fly-fishing and fishing fraternity and the clear clean blue waters have seen many fly-fishing competitions such as the Bells Fly Fishing competition.
The Ebenezer Mile Swim draws hundreds of swimmers from all over the country and have become a very popular annual event.
Haenertsburg, a village with a heart of gold
Haenertsburg lies between Polokwane and Tzaneen on the enchanting misty Limpopo escarpment.
Turn off the R71 60km from Polokwane and turn into the village which nestles under the granite massif of the Iron Crown Mountain, which is part of the Wolkberg range in the northern Drakensberg.
Here you will find a little piece of heaven. Read More...
If you are an adrenaline junkie you will be spoilt for choice- canopy tours, rock climbing, abseiling, game viewing, horse riding, quad biking and kloofing - name it we got it!!!
Kloofing in Limpopo?
Do you know what its like to stand on a precipice, 10 meters high, water crashing to the depths below, cool fresh spray on your face, and a rainbow almost within reach. Then to jump from the top of a waterfall, adrenaline pumping, heart stopping in that split-second before you break the water and emerge feeling utterly refreshed and alive. Magoebaskloof Adventures uncovered this well-guarded secret and wants to share it with everyone! Read More....
Lovers of this exciting sport will not go home disappointed. There are lots of opportunities for lovers of this exciting outdoor sport in this area. Silvermist Resort will take you game viewing on the back of well bred Egyptian Arabian Horses. More
The area is well known for its good trout fishing waters. Haenertsburg Trout Association has several rivers and dams available. Read More...
Other fishing facilities are available at various establishments. See list...
There are many trails and areas where hikers from all levels can participate in. Some of the areas are not demarcated and sign posted such as the Wolkberg. Hikers are therefore warned to be careful and to make sure that they are well-equipped. The weather can change within hours and please make sure that you tell somebody where you intend to walk.
Hiking in the Wolkberg.
Lying just off the R71 outside Haenertsburg where the Drakensberg meets the Strydpoort Mountains is the Wolkberg Wilderness Area, a rugged unspoilt natural area where hikers can walk and hike at their own risk. Read More...
Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail
Magoebaskloof hiking trail is a 50 kilometre circular trail over three days through extensive indigenous forest, sparkling mountain streams and pine plantations. One can choose from several hike duration options that range from two to five days. Read More...
Louis Changuion Hiking Trail
Located in one of South Africa’s most threatened vegetation types, the Louis Changuion hiking trail takes walkers through Woodbush Granite Grasslands and patches of indigenous forest. The trail has been in existence for over a decade but fell into disuse as the vegetation grows over the path very quickly. Read More...
Lesedi Hiking Trail
The Lesedi trail winds its way very gently through the indigenous forest of Magoebaskloof and is a medium to difficult trail but is well marked and maintained. It starts across the road from Sandford Heights Nursery and next to Magoebaskloof Hotel. Read More...
Other short walks
There are many short walks available at the various establishments on the Mountain. At Wegraakbosch Organic Dairy you can...Read More...
Two forest areas in the Magoebaskloof area that hold some incredible birding opportunities are the enormous Woodbush - one of the best places in the country to see the black-front bush shrike - and the small Swartbos forests. Read More...
What is so special about the grasslands?
The grasslands around Haenertsburg are officially known as the 'Woodbush Granite Grasslands'. They are the most threatened vegetation type in Limpopo Province, and the highest conservation priority, according to SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria). More.