About Magoebaskloof

Magoebaskloof is situated in Capricorn, in Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

Limpopo DestinationsMagoebaskloof, Capricorn

This particularly beautiful part of the world lies at the foot of the northern tip of the Drakensberg range of mountains about 58 kilometres from Polokwane. Magoebaskloof is hiking country, the landscape dominated by dramatic scenery and afromontane forests that rank as some of the most extensive in South Africa. Misty mornings, bird calls and mountain peaks combine with striking gardens throughout the district that imbue spring with the scent and colour of azaleas, orchids, citrus, cherry trees, and jacarandas.

Partaking of the local tropical fruits like mangoes, bananas and avocado pears, is mandatory. Some of the most lovely tea plantations lie in this part of the world. Sapekoe’s Middelkop Tea Estate is right next to the R71 about 7 kilometres from Tzaneen and easily accessible. You can enjoy a cup of tea at the Pekoe View Tea Garden and drink in the views.

Magoebaskloof hiking trail is a 50 kilometre circular trail over three days through extensive indigenous forest, sparkling mountain streams and pine plantations. One can choose from several hike duration options that range from two to five days. The trail takes in some awe-inspiring scenery and some things extraordinary, such as the ‘huilklip’ - a natural rock that sounds like a gong when it is struck with a stone, samango monkeys, bushbuck, bush pigs and an extensive number of birds, particularly in the Grootbosch forest.

Two areas of forest in the Magoebaskloof area that hold some incredible birding opportunities are the enormous Woodbush - one of the best places in the country to see the black-front bush shrike - and the small Swartbos forests. And if you’re in the area during spring, there is a wonderful festival with an arts and crafts market worthy of a visit.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Magoebaskloof

Magoebaskloof Adventures Chalets

Bed & Breakfast

Magoebaskloof Adventures Chalets

Magoebaskloof Adventures Chalets are set in the indigenous forest on the edge of the Letaba Gorge with sweeping mountain ... more

Pavetta Country House

Self Catering

Pavetta Country House

The Pavetta Country House is in a beautiful tranquil setting where you can experience total relaxation. The house is ... more

Magoebaskloof Ruskamp The Mountain Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Magoebaskloof Ruskamp The Mountain Lodge

Magoebaskloof Ruskamp offers accommodation in a private village setting surrounded by forest that is brimming with a wide ... more

Reviews of Magoebaskloof

Magoebaskloof hiking trail was great. Did some fishing at Cheerio which was also great and loved the atmosphere in the town. Very relaxing and...

Charles, Cape Town

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