Valley of the Olifants attractions

Zoo in Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

A few clicks south of Hoedspruit along the R40 and attached to the Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was set up to take a holistic approach to South Africa's endangered species th…
Nature Reserve in Modjadjiskloof

Modjadji Nature Reserve

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 Bolobedu Mountains take on an ethereal atmosphere. Take the …
Gardens in Modjadjiskloof

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…
Distillery in Phalaborwa

Amarula Lapa

The best way to enjoy a glass of creamy Amarula liqueur is to visit the Amarula Lapa, located next to the production plant, 10km west of Phalaborwa. Groups of at least five can visit the plant during harvest season;…
Gardens in Tzaneen

Kings Walden

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 Mountains from the sweeping lawn are interrupted only by a ligh…
Museum in Tzaneen

Tzaneen Museum

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 Congolese masks. It’s particularly interesting if you’re visiting M…
Waterfall in Magoebaskloof Pass

Debengeni Falls

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

War Memorial & Long Tom Monument

The last Long Tom gun was destroyed here during the second Anglo-Boer War, which became symbolic of the Boer defeat.