Sunland Big Baobab


On the road to Modjadji Nature Reserve, look out for signs to the remains of this 22m-high boabab, with a 47m circumference. According to carbon dating it was over 1700 years old, and a bar occupied the two cavities inside the tree. Sadly, this grand old tree fell in April 2017 and the bar has since moved outside.

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1. Modjadji Nature Reserve

9.79 MILES

Covering 30,000 sq metres (or 530 hectares), this reserve protects forests of the ancient Modjadji cycad. In the summer mists, the reserve and surrounding…

2. Tzaneen Museum

14.61 MILES

The town museum has an impressive collection of artefacts, ranging from a ‘house guard’ totem used by the Rain Queens to some pretty spine-chilling…

3. Debengeni Falls

17.11 MILES

There are a number of waterfalls in the area, including the glorious Debengeni Falls, where a suspension bridge leads between pools.

4. Kings Walden

20.83 MILES

If steamy Tzaneen is making you droop, climb to this spectacular 300-sq-metre English garden at 1050m in the African bush. The views of the Drakensberg…