east from Pietersburg (Polokwane) to Haenertsburg, the land rapidly changes
from flat, dry bushveld to steep hills and valleys covered in lush green
Perched up in the hills, Haenertsburg looks like a little piece of Austria
transplanted to Africa.
A tiny village of just one main street, this is a lovely place to enjoy
a quiet meal before or after enjoying the great outdoors of the Letaba
Originally a gold rush town that sprung up in 1887, Haenertsburg is now
a destination for the avid hiker, the urban escapee, and the nature lover.
An international arboretum is sited in the Market Square and is home to
over 400 species of trees.
Dap Naude Dam
A scenic drive off the R71 takes the visitor to this tranquil spot.
A magnificent setting with sparkling waters backdropped by the imposing
Iron Crown Moutain, the highest peak in the Wolkberg.
Some of the country's best-organised and most scenic trails through the
Magoebaskloof and near the town. This includes SAFCOL Magoebaskloof Big
5, Louis Changuion, Lesodi, Cheerio Gardens and Wegraakbos Farms.
Iron Crown Mountain & Serala
The highest peak in the Wolkberg is reachable by vehicle. Serala forms
the larges wilderness area in the province.
The famous Scottish writer, later Lord Tweedsmuir, once resided in the
Magoebaskloof area and based his novel Prester John on the area.
A deeply wooded pass between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen. Named after King
Makgoba, leader of the Tlou Tribe.
Moutain Biking, Horse and 4x4 Trails
Bikes can be hired in the village and different 4x4 trails and horse trails
are on offer.
A memorial to the former District Officer for the Woodbush.
The area offers the fly fishing enthusiast a vast selection of lodges
with private waters and guided fishing trails.
The War Memorial was erected in memory of local residents who died in
the Makgoba War.
During tours and tasting visitors can watch cheese being made in the age
old traditional Swiss manner.
Woodbush Forest & Tallest Tree
A Blue Gum tree Eucalytus saligna or grand, standing in the reserve, estimated
to be 82,5 metres high is the tallest tree in South Africa.