|• Total||22.16 km2 (8.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||45.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Northern Sotho||18.1%|
|Postal code (street)||0850|
Tzaneen is a large town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is Limpopo's second biggest town after Polokwane. It is in a fertile region with tropical and subtropical agriculture taking place in a 20,000 km² region. About 650 000 people reside within a 30 km radius, with the town itself holding a population of around 30,000.
There are different theories to where the name comes from and range from the Sotho words tsaneng (gathering place) to tsana (basket of hills).
The distance from Tzaneen to Johannesburg is approximately 420 km, or 261 miles.
There are many tourist attractions to the small town of Tzaneen, including: The beautiful Tzaneen Dam, Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg, and the Pekoe View Tea Estate. The town is also situated close to a number of game reserves and the town often serves as a thoroughfare for tourists on their way to other tourist destinations in the province. The well-known Kruger National Park, for instance, is situated approximately 100 km, or 62 miles, away.
Mostly sunshine, long summer days with pleasant winters. Tzaneen's subtropical conditions provide more suited weather for dense forests (high summer rainfall) than the thorny bushveld above the escarpment.
Summer months; September - March have an average temperature of 28 C ( 82 F) and winter months around 15 C (59 F).
A wide range of tropical fruits are grown in the Tzaneen area, notably mangoes, bananas, oranges and avocados. Pine and Eucalyptus plantations are also a common sight in the area around the town, particularly toward Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg. The plantations serve a number of sawmills located in the area.
- Tzaneen Business, Community & Tourism Site Tzaneen Business, Community & Information Gateway - www.tzaneeninfo.com
- Tzaneen Travel / Business Directory Comprehensive Tzaneen Travel Directory
- Tzaneen Country Club Tzaneen Golf Course
- More about Tzaneen
- Municipal Demarcation Board: Map of the Mopani District Municipality
- Government website