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“They are set in a garden centre and have a delicious menu and really good coffee ”
“Tzaneen is 29km away where you can do all your shopping at the Tzaneen Lifestyle Centre. (checkers, pharmacy, food lovers, bottle store, wimpy, panarottis, debonairs, fishaways, ice cream shop and some clothing stores). 24hr fuel stations available like Sasol & Caltex. ”
“We have a great a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are on the premises of the guest house for your convenience ”
Point of Interest
“Maxims make great pizza, the best in Tzaneen. Even though it is a pub, there are places to sit outside if you have a family. They are open Monday to Saturday.”
“Tzaneen is a large 'tropical garden town' situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is situated in a lush, high rainfall fertile region with tropical and subtropical agriculture taking place in a 20,000 km2 region. Tzaneen produces about 40% of South Africa's avocados, 40% of South Africa's mangoes and 20% of South Africa's bananas. Tzaneen also produces 90% of South Africa's tomatoes through the ZZ2, and other, farms making South Africa the world's 40th largest tomato producer. Even though South Africa is ranked 40th in terms of tomato production, the ZZ2 farms themselves are the world's biggest producer of tomatoes. Tzaneen is also the biggest producer of pine plantations in the Limpopo Province, accounting for more than 85% of Limpopo's pine and bluegum production. The majority of Tzaneen's tropical indigenous forest have been destroyed during the last 100-years in order to give way to pine, bluegum and other agricultural plantantions. About 650,000 people reside within a 30 km radius, with the town itself holding a population of around 30,000. Tzaneen is a proud home to the Tsonga people, Pedi people, Afrikaner people and a very small minority of English, Portuguese, Scottish, Irish, Jews and German. The Afrikaner people constitute more than 90% of the white population in Tzaneen. The distance from Tzaneen to Johannesburg is approximately 420 km, or 261 miles. Tzaneen is Limpopo's paradise and it has been nicknamed 'Land of Silver Mist' because of the frequent mist that occur on the mountains above it. It is located in lush, tropical surroundings and is home to Limpopo's highest mountain, the Iron Crown Mountain, lying more than 2200 m above sea level. The Iron Crown mountain, also known by its Afrikaans name Wolkberg, support Limpopo's biodiversity and is home to the largest indigenous forest in the province. Weather can change very fast from clear skies to being misty, with the highest reaches enveloped in clouds. Hence the name of the range, meaning "Cloud Mountain" in Afrikaans. The Wolkberg is rugged, with rocky shoulders and deep humid gorges. There are rare plant and animal species in these areas. Species such as the Wolkberg Zulu (Alaena margaritacea), the Wolkberg Widow (Dingana clara) and the Wolkberg Sandman (Spialia secessus), have been named after these mountains. The Wolkberg area is one of only two areas in the world where the critically endangered butterfly, Lepidochrysops lotana, are found. The Iron Crown Mountain is a protected area in terms of South African Law. The Groot Letaba River, Middle Letaba River and Klein Letaba River all rises up in these mountains. There are different theories as to where the name Tzaneen comes from, the first theory is that the name Tzaneen is derived from a Sepedi word 'Tsaneng', which means gathering place or 'Tsana' (basket of hills). This theory claim that Makgoba, the leader of a small Tlou tribe, gave the name 'Tsaneng' to the place where the town of Tzaneen is situated today. Since then, this Sepedi word has been used by both the Tsonga and the Pedi people to refer to the name of this place and was popularly used by Afrikaner colonisers as well. A second theory suggest that the name Tzaneen is derived from the Venda word 'Dzanani'. This theory suggests that Venda people once occupied the area and that they named it 'Dzanani'. There are problems with the second theory and it could be argued that this is just a 'theoretical claim' rather than a reality since there is no concrete evidence that Venda people once occupied the area. The Afrikaner people, in honour of the Sepedi word 'Tsaneng', corrupted it into 'Tzaneen'. Nonetheless, the name 'Tzaneen' as given by the Afrikaner people, is so beautiful and the Tlou tribe, under Makgoba, also rightfully named the place 'Tsaneng' because it is today a place where Tsonga, Pedi and Afrikaner people 'gather', thus fulfilling the name. The Government of Limpopo Province proposed a name change from 'Tzaneen' to 'Mark Shope' in the early 2000s, but that proposal was met with hostility and strong opposition from the residents of Tzaneen. People of all cultural groups came together to oppose the name change because the people thought that the name 'Tzaneen' has managed to unite all the people of the town, despite their different cultural backgrounds. People argued that there is nothing wrong with the name 'Tzaneen' because it is not the name of a person, but a geographical name and that the name 'Mark Shope' would cause tribalism issues between the Tsonga people and Pedi people, something which would obviously be very undesirable. Since the residents agreed that the name 'Tzaneen' should stay on, the Government of Limpopo stopped the process and respected their wishes. Burgersdorp/Xithuve Village Mafarana village Nwamitwa village Serare Village Makhubidung village Mogapeng Village Ga Masoma Mzinoni”