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Memories Mountain View Lodge is one of the new upcoming lodges. It has so much to offer (Affordable, Accomodation, Spectacler View, Kruger National Park / Modjadji Nature Reserves, we also have one of the biggest Boabab Trees, you can view the Dipenkeni Waterfall, view our Magoebaskloof Mountains, Three Rondowels, Ramodike Dam and Tzaneen Dam).
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves.
Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos.
Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
Enjoy thrilling game drives and waling safaris and find out what it is like to be close to a pride of lion, feel the excitement and intensity of a South African safari in Kruger National Park.
The Reserve is open from 06:00 to 17:30 daily.
All Baobabs are deciduous trees ranging in height from 5 to 20 meters.
The Baobab tree is a strange looking tree that grows in low-
It can grow to enormous sizes and carbon dating indicates that they may live to be 3,000 years old.
One ancient hollow Baobab tree is so large that up to 40 people can shelter inside its trunk.
Various Baobabs have been used as a shop, a prison, a house, a storage barn and a bus shelter.
The tree is certainly very different from any other.
The trunk is smooth and shiny, not at all like the bark of other trees, and it is pinkish grey or sometimes copper coloured.
The tree can be found between the Limpopo and the Zoutpansberg range.
Once known as the Three Sisters, the geological formations known today as The Three Rondavels, are one of the many natural highlights along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route.
South Africans know the rondavel as a traditional beehive-
If you've been or plan to go to the Kruger National Park, you'll know that some camp accommodation is in rondavels.
The Three Rondavels are spectacular peaks which look exactly like rondavels – round and fat, rising to a peaked top, but much, much higher than any traditional dwelling.
In fact, when you stand on the viewpoint, 1 380m above sea level with the Blyde River Canyon below, you'll still be looking up at those three distinctive peaks which tower 700m above the surrounding countryside.
How were these magnificent mountains formed? Apparently erosion wore away the soft underlying stone, leaving exposed slate and quartzite that shape these dramatic rock formations.
Modjadji Nature Reserve
The unique Modjadji Cycad Reserve is named after the successive rain-
Close to Modjadjikloof, the 305-
The cycad nursery, picnic sites, day trails through the forest and information centre make this reserve a highlight on any tour of the Modjadji kingdom.
On the walking trail you could come across dassies, monkeys, bushpigs, impala, nyala, bushbuck and other antelope.
Magoebaskloof is a beautiful mountainous area in the Limpopo Province at the very North Eastern tip of the Drakensberg mountain range. Fondly called "The Land of the Silver Mist" by historians and locals alike, the mountains and valleys of the area are regularly shrouded in a soft mist. This mist belt has resulted in the lush afro-
The name means Magoeba’s Valley, but the Magoebaskloof is in fact a series of valleys named after a tribal chief.
The indigenous forest is thick and tangled, full of liana’s, fungi, ferns, and spliced by crystal clear streams that flow through rocks pools. 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. These forests host popular birding, hiking and mountain biking routes and a strange rock that makes a sound like a gong when you hit it and is called The Crying Rock. Picnic sites are available at Dap Naude Dam and Debengeni Falls.
The Magoebaskloof Pass runs between the towns of Tzaneen and Haenertsburg on the R71and offer stunning views over the kloof. The pass leads from the highveld down the escarpment to the sub-
Situated near the dense forests of the Magoebaskloof, the roaring Debengeni Falls is a magical spot for picnicking or swimming in the crystal pool.
Named for the deeply carved pool, Debengi means ‘place of the big pot'.
Right in the middle of hiking country, it’s also renowned for some rare species of birds. One of these is the colourful Grey Wagtail, a regular summer visitor to this pool.
An endemic bird that will get twitchers excited is the Bush Strike – only found here and in the Woodbush Forest nearby.
Other beautiful birds to tick off are the Chorister Robin and green Narina Trogon.
The Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve is situated on the banks of the Tzaneen Dam previously known as Fanie Botha Dam located on the Letaba River, just outside the town of Tzaneen.
The Tzaneen Dam is a beautiful dam stocked with Florida strain Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Carp and various indigenous fish.
Hippos and the odd crocodile can also be seen, so be aware especially at night, and close the waters edge for these local inhabitants.
The warm summers and mild winters in this area, make the Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve the perfect destination for a quick getaway.
Well suited for boating and water sports, this stunning piece of Limpopo will keep young and old entertained for hours.
Entry to the Reserve is via the R36 road, just past the entrance to High School Merensky. The Reserve is open from 06:00 to 18:00 daily.