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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Haenertsburg

Quiet street


Photo © Steven Herbert


Haenertsburg is a quiet and picturesque village on the R71 road between Tzaneen and Polokwane. It is located amongst an exapanse of forests and mountains.

Despite much of the grassland in the area being replaced by timber plantations some of the unique grassland remains. They are known for their diversity of plant species.

The village is popular with tourists who enjoy the peace and the opportunities afforded by the surrounding countryside. Popular activities include fishing, hiking and cycling. One can also do adventure sports at George's Valley Gorge. The nearby Ebenezer Dam offers opportunities for watersports.

There is a variety of accommodation available in Haenertsburg and in the surrounding countryside.


Above - A restaurant in Haenertsburg

Photo © Steven Herbert


References and further reading

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 661 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 24

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 283

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 140

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 141

go! - Issue 128 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 108

Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 122

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 206

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 46

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