|Driving east from Pietersburg (Polokwane) to Haenertsburg, the land
rapidly changes from flat, dry bushveld to steep hills and valleys
covered in lush green forests.
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 District.
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.
John Buchan Memorial
The famous Scottish writer, later Lord Tweedsmuir, once resided
in the Magoebaskloof area and based his novel Prester John on the
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.