'The original Magoebaskloof Hotel was built in 1937, located on Magoebaskloof Road, between Polokwane and Tzaneen in the Haenertsburg region. An unspoilt setting was chosen for the hotel’s location with glorious views extending to Duivelskloof, Modjadji and beyond. The hotel was built among indigenous bush and trees. The Magoebaskloof was built by Archie and Eileen Rankin.( Ref: Hotel website) The hotel is named after King Magobawho was murdered in 1895 by warriors under the leadership of Boer, Abel Erasmus. The hotel has expansive views over the surrounding mountains. It is also close to the historic village of Haenertsberg where one of the old Long Tom guns belonging to the Boers can be found.

[caption id="attachment_16099" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Marakele a world of landscapes[/caption] MarakeleNational Park (formerlyKransberg National Park) in Limpopo Province was established in 1994 in theWaterberg region. The park has a wide range of habitat due to the dramatic mountain range that rises 1000 metres from the park lowlands. The...

Mapungubwe was the capital of an ancient civilization that lived on the banks of the Limpopo River at its confluence with the Shashi River. This is now the corner of SA, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Haenertsburg lies on the road between Pietersburg (Polokwane) and Tzaneen in the Magoebaskloof area. It is very easy to bypass this small village, but avoid this temptation and either drop in for a visit or better still stay in one of the many guesthouses.

A little known place of interest is the Phalaborwa Copper mine viewpoint about 7 km south of the town along Koper street to the mine entrance. The viewpoint is open to the public during the daytime and gives wonderful views over the "Big Hole ' and surrounding lowveld. A great spot for landscape, sunrise or sunset images.