"The place of the big pot" is the english translation from the Pedi language for the word Debengeni. And what a word to describe what nature has created at the foot of the Magoebaskloof mountains, just out Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. The Ramadipa river cascades over 80m down the Debengeni Falls into a large basin which has been slowly formed over millions of years by the rivers powerful forces. Today the basin is an ideal spot for the tired hiker, or even just the picnicking family to stop and take a dip in the cool refreshing waters. (Please note that there are no lifeguards present and swimming is at your own risk, and due to seasonal temperature changes, swimming is only recommended between December and March.) The surrounding area at the foot of the falls is ideal just to spread out you blankets and relax under the trees, with a few short walks leading from here into the De Hoek State forest. If you enjoy extreme sports there is also a challenging15km - 18km mountain bike track, the Debengeni Downhill, to test your skills and endurance.
For more information contact Magoebaskloof Tourism on Tel: +27-15-2764880
From Johannesburg/Pretoria, take the N1 to Polokwane, approx 10km before you get to Polokwane, turn right toward Tzaneen. After a approx 15km, at the second traffic light, turn right towards Tzaneen and Haenertsburg. From Haenertsburg town, drive straight on the R71 for another 16km until you get to Magoebaskloof. At the bottom of the Magoebaskloof Mountain Pass on the R71 route between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen you will find the Debengeni Falls.
Sleeps: 100 in 10 units/rooms
From R 1 300,00
Per unit, per night.
5.8km South of center of Debengeni Falls
Stunning views from this three storey Manor House in the heart of Magoebaskloof. The house, of historic value, was built by Italian Prisoners of World War II and has been lovingly restored in keeping with the architecture and style of the period.
7.4km South of center of Debengeni Falls
The house is scenically placed next to the Haenertsburg Trout Association's trophy dam with great views over the dam and indigenous forest. The house accommodates 6 adults and 2 young children, sharing with their parents in the master bedroom.
9.5km South of center of Debengeni Falls
Glenogle Farm is a privately owned estate hidden amongst the pine plantations in the beautiful mountainous area of Magoebaskloof. This picturesque farm boasts horses, a magnificent dam stocked with trout as well as 2 Luxury self catering units.
Sleeps: 28 in 8 units/rooms
From R 450,00
Per unit, per night.
11.2km South of center of Debengeni Falls
Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort is situated in the beautiful Cheerio Valley. Sleeps from 28 - 33 guests.
12.6km East of center of Debengeni Falls
Boskiep 2 is a convenient stopover or holiday base, an affordable self-catering flat for business travellers, sales representatives, tourists, etc.
Sleeps: 24 in 4 units/rooms
From R 550,00
Per person, per night sharing.
12.9km South West of center of Debengeni Falls
You could book a Forest Lodge cabin, 3 metres up in the canopy of the indigenous forest, surrounded by magnificent trees, animals and birds. Alternatively, soak up the views at the earthy Thora Boloka Cottage, on the mountain's edge overlooking ...
13.3km South West of center of Debengeni Falls
Zwakala River Retreat is situated on a privately owned farm in the beautiful Magoebaskloof Mountains in the Limpopo Province. Our accommodation includes cosy cottages, a guest house and a private camp site located next to a tranquil river in the mountains
Sleeps: 14 in 6 units/rooms
15.3km South East of center of Debengeni Falls
Granny Dot's is set up in a warm and welcoming way, an ideal getaway for leisure travellers and jaded business executives. Within the guest house there's a choice of 4 double rooms and 2 outside rooms. All are...
15.8km South of center of Debengeni Falls
L’Orange one of the oldest houses in Haenertsburg. It was built back in the early 1960s. Karen Boyum (a humanitarian and founder of Thusanang) and two friends, bought the property in 1968. Karen is one of Haenertsburg Village’s valuable, “old stock.” Kare
16.6km South of center of Debengeni Falls
Discover a magical place where mountain meets river and the spirit of adventure is born. Magoebaskloof Adventure Chalets' wooden chalets are in the indigenous forest on the edge of the Letaba Gorge with stunning views.
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