Magoebaskloof

The lower portion of Magoebaskloof and the adjacent slopes of the escarpment are tea producing areas. Two large estates, Grenshoek and Middelkop belong to the Industrial Development Corporation. Cultivation of tea began in 1963. Through magnificent sweeps of mostly exotic forests the road rises 600m in 6km. (Refer: Magoebaskloof history)

Magoebaskloof links Haenertsburg and the Ebenezer Dam with Tzaneen Dam. Both dams are on the Great Letaba River.

12km from Tzaneen, a road turns off and leads to the Debegeni Waterfall on the Ramadipa River. Southeast of Tzaneen is the New Agatha State Forest. The hotel near the forest station is the successor to a staging post of the Zeederberg Coach Company, which ran a service towards the end of the last century. Zebras were trained to take the place of horses in the harness. The zebras turned out to be not as strong as horses but at least immune to the curse of the tsetse fly.

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