Tzaneen at a glance
If you've ever had a picture in your mind of a subtropical garden town where just about anything - from avos, mangos and litchis to cotton, coffee and tea - will grow in abundance, you've probably been picturing Tzaneen. It is a lush, fertile reason characterised by high rainfall and agricultural activity. Close proximity to various game reserves and mountains makes Tzaneen a popular tourist destination, while its favourable climate, friendly people and pretty surroundings make it a great place to live. Tzaneen has the honour of being known as Limpopo's cleanest town.
A brief history of the area
Tzaneen is Limpopo province's second largest town, and it was established in 1919. It's name is derived from the Northern Sotho word "Tsaneng", which means gathering place. One of the factors which give Tzaneen historical significance early on was that it was a key point on the route between Pietersburg (now Polokwane) and Phalaborwa.
If you enjoy a warm, subtropical climate, Tzaneen is the place to be. The rainy season takes place between October and February, during which time the mercury will rise to 31°C or 32°C on an average day. The coldest, driest months of the year are June and July, when there will typically be no rain and maximum temperatures of approximately 25°C.
Schools in the area
Looking for an excellent school in Tzaneen? You will have no problem finding one that will help your child achieve big things. Primary schools in the area include Laerskool Tzaneen, Manorvlei Primary School, Unity Primary School and Unicorn Preparatory School amongst others.
High schools in Tzaneen include Hoërskool Merensky, Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Helmeg Academy and various others.
Healthcare in the area
There is no shortage of healthcare options in the vicinity of Tzaneen. When you need medical care in this part of the world, Mediclinic Tzaneen is the place to go. There are a variety of general practitioners, dentists, optometrists and other medical professionals in the area.
Tzaneng Mall, with its wide variety of retailers, is right on your doorstep if you live in Tzaneen. Tzaneen Crossing is another great place to go when it's time for retail therapy.
There are loads of places to enjoy a great meal in Tzaneen. One of the firm favourites is Crawdaddy's with its range of steaks, seafood and much more. Monya's Restaurant is another excellent choice, with a menu boasting a wide range of options from meat and burgers to pastas and salads, as well as a mouthwatering array of appetisers. Another spot that's not to be missed in Tzaneen is the Le'Thaba Restaurant and Patio Bar at the Fairview Hotel. A variety of mouthwatering breakfasts, lunches and dinners are on offer here, expertly prepared using fresh local ingredients.
Looking for a fun way to spend a day in and around Tzaneen? There's plenty to do.
1. Mhangela Tea Garden & Animal Touch Farm
This beautiful spot has been described as Limpopo's best kids' play area and animal farm. Little ones can meet miniature ponies, a donkey, goats, ducks, chickens and many more feathered and furry friends. Children's parties are a speciality here, and while kids have the time of their lives, parents can enjoy a delicious assortment of pancakes, cakes and desserts while relaxing in a truly beautiful setting
2. Agatha Crocodile Ranch
Situated on a scenic avocado farm, Agatha Crocodile Ranch gives visitors the opportunity to meet and touch a baby crocodile and to feed the bigger crocs. The experience is rounded off by a curio shop and local art gallery.
Make Tzaneen your home. Let it be your story.
There's loads to love about the subtropical town of Tzaneen. Seeff Tzaneen has a wide variety of properties available for sale in this beautiful town. Contact the Seeff team for more information about Tzaneen.