Land of the Silver Mist
From the wide expanses of bushveld usually found in the Limpopo province, the picturesque village of Haenertsburg is a welcome oasis of forest patches, lush green grasslands and rolling hills. It is therefore no surprise that the town is a popular destination for cyclists, hikers and all-round nature lovers. The Louis Changuion Hiking Trail offers an exhilarating walk through the unique Haenertsburg Grasslands and Ebenezer Dam provides a wonderful place for water sports.
The region offers an overwhelming diversity of plant life, some cabbage trees, yellowwoods and stinkwoods reach quite mammoth proportions and over 200 orchids have been identified in the forests. Haenertsburg is well-known for its annual Spring Fair where various flower displays are exhibited.
This tiny village consisting of just one main street offers visitors a rare opportunity to really unwind and to experience authentic village life - a lovely place to enjoy a quiet meal before or after enjoying the great outdoors!
Accommodation options in and around Haenertsburg and Magoebaskloof include B&B’s, Guesthouses and self-catering lodges.
Things to do and see
- Ebenezer Dam
- Wolkberg Wilderness Area
- George’s Valley Gorge
- Louis Changuion Hiking Trail
- Zwakala Brewery
- Wegraakbosch Organic Farm
- Blueberry Heights Farm
- Haenertsburg Cemetery
- Long Tom Monument
- Mina’s Neighbourhood Sunday Market
- Magoebaskloof Pass
Haenertsburg receives approximately 768 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall during summer.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 16˚C and 28˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 4˚C and 20˚C.
Originally a gold rush town that sprung up in 1887, Haenertsburg was named after Carl Ferdinand Haenert from Eisenach in Germany.
The small village has had its fair share of exciting history including the Makgoba War, the Anglo-Boer War and its’ more recent involvement in the Border Wars of the 1970’s. The remains of the last Long Tom gun can be found here and a collection of memorabilia including items from the Anglo Boer-War can be seen in the hall of the municipal offices.
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