Magoebaskloof means Magoebas Valley, but is really a series of valleys named after a tribal leader who was beheaded in the area during a conflict with the boers. Despite its macabre naming, Magoebaskloof is incredibly beautiful and Magoebaskloof accommodation is great for outdoor lovers!
The region is at the north eastern tip of the Drakensberg mountain range in Limpopo province. It is 60 kilometres from Polokwane and can be reached from Johannesburg within 4 hours. Given its proximity to these places, the Magoebaskloof landscape can come as quite a shock. The surrounding areas consist of yellow bushveld while within the valleys you will find lush tracts of indigenous afro- montane forest. Some of this forest is the Woodbush State Forest, the largest indigenous forest in Limpopo.
In addition to the forests, you can also get a glimpse of the endangered Haenertsberg grassland. This species has been rated by the South African National Botanical Institute as one of the most important botanical species in Limpopo. It is home to many small mammals, rodents and insects and also has a great medicinal value. Unfortunately it is also one of the most threatened botanical species.
The green Magoebaskloof with its soaring peaks offers all the adventures you can imagine and more. Activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking and birding. There are numerous interesting spots to check out too like the Dap Naude Dam, the impressive Debengeni Falls (both of which have pretty picnic places) and the crying rock, which sounds like a gong if you hit it. The area is also known for its 'open gardens' (to visitors), home to spectacular species which grow best in a cool environment such as Japanese maples and azaleas.
The cool temperatures and often misty conditions support the indigenous forests as well as agricultural crops such as kiwi fruits, avocados and raspberries.
If you fancy a lush mountainous escape, make sure you book accommodation in Magoebaskloof for your next getaway.
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Welcome to Kuhestan Farm in the Magoebaskloof mountains, home to indigenous Afro-montane forests, pine plantations, blue gum trees and babbling brooks. This is a place whose tranquility will soothe t... More Info
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Amidst the exquisite high country of Haenertsburg / Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo Province, land of mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests, stands the elegant Stanford L... More Info
There are 10 camping sites on this beautiful 64ha farm with about 4ha of gardens and 1.5ha of dams. Each campsite is about 10m x 10m & each site is clearly demarcated by drainage and clearly numbered.... More Info
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The Owl Cottage is situated on the southern edge of the Woodbush Forest.
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Escape to the mystical mists of Magoebaskloof where Bramasole Guesthouse situated at the edge of a trout dam offers luxury accommodation tucked into the indigenous rain forest. Apart from the trout fi... More Info
Our Mountain Retreat "Diggersrest Lodge" is situated on the top of the Magoebaskloof, set in beautiful gardens with breath taking views over valleys and mountains close to the picturesque village of H... More Info
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Set in the dramatically beautiful Magoebaskloof area, this charming country hotel offers guests a chance to enjoy an idyllic and relaxing break in the countryside. Arriving guests are welcomed by an a... More Info
The lodge nestles in an evergreen forest. It is secluded amongst the indigenous trees. It gives a feeling of anticipation for fairies and other woodland creatures to welcome you in their beautiful su... More Info
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We had dinner and breakfast in Haenertsburg and loved the village. Good food and excellent service
- Karen Jenkinson
Very interesting area - great climate, great vegetation, interesting hikes. Lots of birds
- Peter Hartley
Stunning area. Loads to do, e.g. hiking, dining, spa, browsing small shops in Haenertsburg
- Janine Wichmann
Beautiful part of the country, cant get enough of it.
- Danie Peens
Stunning corner of the world.
- Eliza Mcgill