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Town Small Haenertsburg

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Located in South Africa :: Limpopo  :: Haenertsburg
Category: Places :: Town Small


Haenertsburg is a village on the edge of the Great Escarpment in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, on the R71 between Pietersburg and Tzaneen. The town was established in 1886 after the discovery of gold in the area by Carl Ferdinand Haenert. The attractive village is known as Capital of the Land of the Silver Mist. The frequent mists and relatively high rainfall have resulted in the formation of beautifully wooded, lushly vegetated kloofs. The town is famous for the profusion of flowering cherries, azaleas and the Cherry Blossom Festival in spring. The steepest mountain pass in South Africa, the Magoebaskloof pass (falling approximately 600m in less than 7 km travelled), leads from the Highveld of the Haenertsburg area to the Lowveld adjoining the Kruger National Park. Farming and tourism are the main economic activities of the area. Iron Crown Mountain, a landmark and the highest peak in the Wolkberg can be reached either on foot from the village of Haenertsburg or by vehicle along a gravel road signed Wolkberg near Boyne on the R71 road. Visitors to 'the Mountain', as the area is affectionately known by the locals, has a wide range of accommodation types to choose from. Sani Pass falls 1332 m in 9 km, much steeper.

Address :  Limpopo, South Africa


From Pretoria, take the N1 north to Pietersburg (about 290 km) Then take the R71 East to Haenertsburg (About 55 km).

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