THE TZANEEN AREA:
situated amongst the foothills
of the northern Drakensberg, here known as the Wolkberg ('Cloudy Mountain').
The photo above, taken in the Modjadji Cycad Reserve, gives a good idea of what our area looks like. The Reserve, hosts the highest concentration of a single Cycad species in the world, the MODJADJI cycad ( Encephalartos transvenosus), and literally thousands of them occur in an area of 305 hectares. The name 'Modjadji' comes from the legendary rain queen of the area, whose descendants are still the custodians of the reserve.
We enjoy a subtropical climate, and fruit like bananas, paw-paws, avos, mangos, litchis and citrus are cultivated. It is an important forestry area, and tea is also produced.
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