Dating polokwane limpopo
It is about 4 hours drive from Johannesburg and en-route to the Phalaborwa Gate into the Kruger National Park and various other game and nature reserves.Known as the capital of the Land of the Silver Mist, Haenertsburg lies between Polokwane and Tzaneen on the slopes of the Wolkberg.Other conspicuous peaks are 2050 m high Serala, 1838 m high Mamotswiri, 1667m high Magopalone and 1611 m high Selemole.Access to the reserve entrance at Serala Forest station requires a high clearance vehicle.There are no trails and hiking should only be undertaken by experienced hikers.
It is home to Woodbush State Forest, the largest indigenous forest in Limpopo Province, De Hoek plantation, Dap Naude Dam and the spectacular Debegeni Falls.
As a result of the climate the area has become home to commercial forestry plantations of pine and eucalyptus and various fruits including avocados, raspberries, blue berries and kiwi fruit.
It has also allowed the development of ornamental gardens, open to the public, hosting plants more suited to colder climates like Japanese maples and flowering cherry trees and azaleas.
The reserve extends for almost 22,000 hectares consisting of extensive indigenous forests and pristine grasslands.
The range forms a high plateau reaching up to 2126 m in height at the Iron Crown, above Haenertsburg.