Magoebaskloof Tourism | Haenertsburg Tourism

Magoebaskloof Tourism

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Adventure | Mind Body and Soul | Birding | Ebenezer Dam CruisesFishing | Hiking | Mountain Biking | Places of interest

Adventure activities

The steep, forested terrain with the its peaks, gorges and rivers lends itself to adventure activities to suit all ages. Get to feel the wind in your hair, an adrenalin rush, a little exertion but most of all come away from the experience feeling alive!

Activities available include tubing, abseiling, wall climbing, paintball and the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour.  Read more...
Contact:
Magoebaskloof Adve
ntures.
+27 (0)83 866 1546 | adventures@thabametsi.com
www.magoebaskloofadventures.co.za 

Magoebaskloof adventures

Mind Body and Soul

The Growth Centre
Therapies, Foot massage, foot reading, Reiki, “Language of feet’, Workshops and retreats. Short guided walks. Meditation spaces.
 

Colleen Ballenden | 072 277 4809 | colleen.ballenden@gmail.com
Stanford Farm, Rd A21

Birding

The Magoebaskloof area offers excellent birding in various areas. There are extensive and very rewarding birding routes that will give birders the rare chance to see Narina Trogon Bat Hawk and various other scarce birds. Guided birding tours are aso available.

Some of the routes available on the Birding Page: Woodbush Drive, Kudu's Valley, Debegeni Falls, Kurisa Moya, Lekgalalmeetse and in Haenertsburg Village the Louis Changuion Trail. 
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Ebenezer Dam Cruises

Sunset Queen - Day cruises for 10 - 35 people per cruise.  Fully equipped with braai, tables, chairs and on-board toilet.
Ideal for family gatherings, corporate functions, birthday parties or just a fun ride out on the dam.
Contact Tobie: 083 284 5163 | 072 178 1602

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Fishing

The Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof waters are well-known and well-supported by fly-fishermen.  Most of the waters are controlled by Haenertsburg Trout Association and permits’ can be obtained in the Village or from the establishment where you are staying.  The rivers and dams make for real pristine fishing.    Most of the waters in Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof require a Fishing Permit.
These permits can be obtained from the establishment where you are staying, or contact Poppie or Martin at 015 276 4765/084 955 6779
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Hiking, walking and picnics
  • Louis Changuion Trail (10km)
  • Swartbos Trail (Lesodi Trail)
  • Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail (Overnight)
  • Debengeni Falls
  • Wolkberg Wilderness: There are nomarked  trails and hiking should only be undertaken by experienced hikers
  • Other shorter trails and walks: There are many short walks available at the various establishments on the Mountain...read more..

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Mountain Biking

The Magoebaskloof area is fast becoming a mecca for mountain bikers. Various Mountain Biking events are hosted in the area and marked trails have been established by TMA. These link accommodation providers making them easily accessible. Permits are required to use these trails and are available at Cheerio Gardens, Cheerio Trout Lodge, Sequoia, Bramasole and the Magoebaskloof Hotel. The cost is R20 per day and kids under 12 are free. Forgot your bike? Rent one  Read more....

Places of interest
There are many interesting places to visit. Under Gardens and Nurseries on the Shopping and Dining page you will find a list of all the gardens in the area.
Wegraakbosch Organic Dairy.  Here you will find a real organic farm where cheese is still made the old - fashioned way. Cheese-making tours are available on appointment and their cheeses are on offer in various shops in the Village and over weekends at their farm stall in front of Picassos Restaurant.


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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