So you’ve got your campsite set up and now you’re ready for Adventure …. don’t worry – we’ll tell you exactly where to find it:

Hiking, Running & Walking Trails

  1. Woodbush Eco Camping Trails – A 5-10km area where you can go for a walk, run, hike or mountain bike across privately owned land (exclusive to Woodbush Eco Camping guests).
  2.  The Louis Changuion Trail, Haenertsburg – 10km Trail through the protected & endangered Woodbush Granite grasslands of Haenertsburg. This is a Nature Reserve and indigenous forest. Maps available at Stella’s Farm Deli.
  3. Debengeni Waterfall – 20km from Haenertsburg, at the bottom of the Woodbush Forest Reserve, ideal for short walks & picnics (no braais or swimming).
  4. Magoebaskloof Hiking Trails – through the Woodbush Forest Reserve. One to five day trails. De Hoek to Woodbush Forest Reserve (9km), Woodbush Forest Reserve to Broederstroom (14km), Broederstroom to Dokolewa (18km)
  5. Swartbos Trail, Magoebaskloof – 3.8km route starts at the Magoebaskloof Hotel to Magoebaskloof gorge through the indigenous forests. Maps available at the Hotel or Stella’s Farm Deli.
  6. Wolkberg Nature Reserve Trails. High level of fitness required, book with The Mountain Company.
  7. Growth Centre at Stanford Lake Lodge, R71. Guided short walk for kids through indigenous forest.
  8. Waterwheel Country Retreat, GV Road. Marked trails for walking and cycling through beautiful forests along the river. Picnic or braai afterwards.

Some of the trails visible from Woodbush Eco Camping


  1. Haenertsburg Trout Association (HTA) – situated on the banks of the Ebenezer Dam. Trout fishing –  catch and release – day permits available. Bass fishing – on the banks of the Ebenezer dam – no permit needed – first come, first fish. Contact Poppie for HTA permits.
  2. Mountain Fly Fishing – Catch & Release, private waters in 5 dams. Road N4, Houtbosdorp. Contact the establishment for their day rates.
  3. Cheerio Trout Fishing – Catch & Release, privately owned, day permit required & own fly equipment required. Road L4.1, Magoebaskloof.
  4. Zwakala River Retreat – Catch & Release, private waters, fishing on the river frontage. Contact the establishment for their day rates and bookings.
  5. Silver Mist Resort, Haenertsburg
  6. Dap Naude Dam, R71 about 10km north of Haenertsburg. Access and fishing is restricted to members of the Haenertsburg Trout Association (HTA). However, permits for trout and bass fishing can be purchased from The Elms (015 276 4905) There is a public picnic site nearby under the oak trees next to the Broederstroom River.

Birding (Hotspots & Routes)

  1. Woodbush Eco Camping – Lots of birds to spot along the trails. Especially look out for raptors.
  2. Haenertsburg Grasslands – Well marked trail starting in Haenertsburg village.
  3. Woodbush Forest Drive – 14km Dirt road, best forest birding in Limpopo! Located in the Woodbush Forest Reserve.
  4. Swartbos Forest – Close to Magoebaskloof Hotel, lots of forest birds to be spotted.
  5. Kurisa Moya Guided Birding Tours with accredited Bird Guides: David Letsoalo and Paul Nkhumane.
  6. Serala Birding Route
  7. Dap Naude Route
  8. Kudu’s Valley Birding Route


  1. The Mountain Company – Organizers for hikes, adventure activities, picnics, team building, mountain bike training camps and much more around Haenertsburg and the Magoebaskloof area. Please contact them directly for further information.
  2. Magoebaskloof Adventures – Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour, white water tubing, abseiling, mountain biking, hiking, paintball and much more. Specializing in Adventures, team building & youth camps. Please contact them directly for further information.

Open Gardens

  1. Cheerio Gardens – World famous gardens. Home of the annual flowering Spring Festival. Open all year round. Road L4.2, Magoebaskloof.
  2. Sequoia Garden Retreat – Beautiful gardens with private picnic spots and a playground for the kids. Off R71, road A47 to Road L6, Cheerio Valley, Magoebaskloof.

Day Trips & Guided Tours

  1. Blueberry Heights Farm – Pick your own blueberries. Berry Festival in February.
  2. Kurisa Moya Guided Birding Tours with accredited Bird Guides: David Letsoalo and Paul Nkhumane.
  3. Zwakala Brewery – Tours on Saturday & Sunday 11:30am, group bookings available during the week. Craft beer, games and best burgers available.
  4. Agatha Crocodile Ranch, Tzaneen – Educational and entertaining daily tours through the ranch. Curio shop and art gallery on the property. Open every day.

Horse Riding

  1. In the Company of Horses – Q Road, Houtbosdorp.
  2. Silver Mist Resort – Arabian horse stud farm.
  3. Shetland Pony Rides around Haenertsburg with Erika.

Ebenezer Dam Cruises

  1. The Sunset Queen can be hired for a trip on the dam. Contact the organiser.

Mountain Bike Trails

  1. Woodbush Eco Camping Trails – An easy 5-10km area of trails where you can mountain bike across privately owned land (exclusive to Woodbush Eco Camping guests).
  2. Stanford Lake Lodge

Pottery & Art Classes

  1. Earth Creations Studio, Haenertsburg (at House of Art Guesthouse). Pottery, stained glass and mosaic classes with Marion. Open for day visitors.

Historical Monuments

  1. Long Tom Monument, Memorial park in Haenertsburg. Memorial of the last Long Tom gun.


  1. Haenertsburg cemetery – stunning views of Haenertsburg and Magoebaskloof from the local cemetery.
  2. The World’s Tallest Planted Tree – Woodbush Forest Reserve