IN THE AREA
Do the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour
Take to the trees like Tarzan and Jane on this adrenaline-pumping zip line experience through the forests and over waterfalls and gorges.
Explore historic Haenertsburg village
There’s only one main street in this quaint little mountaintop village. Take a wander and visit the coffee shops, bistros and restaurants. There are lovely gift shops, a collectibles book shop and museum about the area.
Go on a garden ramble
The Magoebaskloof area is home to several gorgeous. Visit the 20ha Cheerio Gardens, famous for their outrageous spring show of azaleas and cherry blossoms reflected in moody silver dams. There is a tea garden here serving breakfasts and light lunches.
Kings Walden is an armchair birder’s paradise. It sits within the Wolkberg Forest Belt Important Birding Area and there are specials that are rarely seen elsewhere in South Africa, such as the Bush Blackcap, Chorister Robin-Chat and Grey Cuckooshrike. Good sightings are almost guaranteed during a gentle walk around the garden with a set of binoculars. Birding trips can be organized to the nearby Magoebaskloof and New Agatha forests as well.
Discover the Debegeni Falls
Listen to the sound of water running over ancient rocks. This magical waterfall in a forest is a lovely way to while away a few hours.
Take a tour of the mountain’s organic cheese farm at Wegraakbosch. From cow to curd, there are no pesticides or preservatives used. End off your tour with a glass of wine and a cheese platter overlooking the mountains.
Meet the people
Natural-born raconteur James Ndlovu will take you on a tour of a nearby village to meet the locals, visit a school, consult a sangoma (traditional healer) and eat delicious local fare.
Visit Limpopo’s finest brewery
Zwakala Brewery is open on the weekends for tours and tastings. Enjoy their award-winning brews with lovely mountain views.
Take a hike
There are some wonderful trails in and around the area, and we will advise you on the best routes and strolls. Guided hikes in the Wolkberg mountains can also be arranged.
Do a gin tasting
There’s delicious alchemy at The Old Packhouse Distillery, which is literally an old farm packhouse that’s been beautifully renovated into a distillery with tasting rooms, tables and an art gallery. Sample a variety of gins – blueberry, moringa, dragonfruit, mandarin and Valencia – and you can also try their rum, brandy and tequila under The Spirit of Limpopo label.