Things to do in Tzaneen, South Africa

by | Apr 12, 2023 | cheap guesthouses, Tzaneen | 0 comments

While Tzaneen may not be as well-known as some of South Africa’s more touristy cities, such as Cape Town, the small tropical town of Tzaneen has a lot to offer its visitors and should not be overlooked. Step away from the hustle and bustle of big city life and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Limpopo.

As a popular guesthouse in Tzaneen, Kaste Guesthouse is very familiar with what makes our little town so special. In this article, we’ll be sharing a few of the best things to do during your time in Tzaneen.

Go for a Hike

What better way to appreciate the natural beauty of your new surroundings than by going for a hike? Tzaneen is known for its stunning hiking trails, with some of the most popular being the Rooikat Trail (11-kilometre circular trail) and the Lesodi Trail, which is known for its abundance of wildlife.

The good news is that many of these hiking trails are within close proximity to many of the self-catering accommodation options in Tzaneen.

Visit the Tzaneen Museum

Tzaneen Museum

Get to know the culture and history behind this special part of South Africa with a visit to the Tzaneen Museum, which is filled with pottery, beadwork and other artifacts from the region created by the local Tsonga and Sotho people.

Even if you’re not particularly interested in history, it’s always a good idea to visit the museum to get a feeling for the town’s heritage. You’ll undoubtedly learn something new.

Dine, Drink, and Be Merry

Many assume that because Tzaneen is a small town, there aren’t very many quality options when it comes to dining out. But that’s just not the case! In fact, you are spoilt for choice.

One of Tzaneen’s top-rated restaurants is the Zeederburg Restaurant at the Coach House, which is renowned for its talented chefs. If you’re looking to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages during your time in Tzaneen, we recommend that you visit the vibrant Rosa Cocktail Bar, which serves as one of the town’s social hubs.

Keep a Look Out for Animals

Mhangela Touch Farm Tzaneen

Whether you’re hiking or simply driving through the town, you’re bound to spot some of the wildlife that Tzaneen is best known for. The town is home to dozens of bird species, making it a bird-watchers paradise, as well as the ever-adorable vervet monkeys.

If you are wanting to get up close and personal with some of Tzaneen’s animals, then you may be interested in visiting the Agatha Crocodile Ranch, which is located just outside of town and offers comprehensive tours to visitors. If crocodiles are not your thing, then there is also the option of the Mhangela Touch Farm, which is home to an adorable array of furry friends and makes for the perfect outing if you are travelling with kids.

Visit Kings Walden Garden

This is another activity that is perfect for the nature-lovers. Up on Tzaneen’s hillside lies the historic Kings Walden Gardens, which are well-manicured, English-styled gardens that offer breathtaking views of the nearby Drakensberg Mountains.

This is the perfect place to stroll around if you find that you’re at a loose end, and don’t forget to bring your camera as the gardens are packed with incredible photo opportunities.

Revitalise and Treat Yourself at the Earth Spa

Earth Spa Tzaneen
Earth Spa, located at the Tzaneen Country Lodge, is the perfect place to spoil yourself with one of the many treatments offered by professional massage and beauty therapists. Whether you’re in need of a massage after a long hike or simply feel like you’re due for a facial or a pedicure, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly team at the Earth Spa in Tzaneen.

Are you looking for affordable/cheap accommodation in Tzaneen to help stay within your budget during your stay? Here at Kaste Guesthouse, we are proud to offer comfortable self-catering accommodation in Tzaneen that is perfect for your upcoming trip. Book your accommodation today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that a place to stay is taken care of.

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