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Tzaneen is a large tropical garden town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is situated in a lush, high rainfall fertile region with tropical and subtropical agriculture taking place in a 20,000 km2 region. It is Limpopo's second largest town after Polokwane. About 650,000 people reside within a 30 km radius, with the town itself holding a population of around 30,000. Tzaneen is a proud home to the Tsonga people of Shiluvane and Valoyi clan, North Sotho tribes of BaLobedu, BaNareng, BaThlabine, BaKgaga, Afrikaner people and a very small minority of English, Portuguese, Scottish, Irish, Jewish and German. The Afrikaner people constitute more than 90% of the white population in Tzaneen. The distance from Tzaneen to Johannesburg is approximately 420 km, or 261 miles.namenOrigin of the nameTzaneen is derived from a Sepedi word 'Tsaneng', which means gathering place or 'Tsana' (basket of hills). This theory claim that Makgoba, the leader of a small Tlou tribe, gave the name 'Tsaneng' to the place where the town of Tzaneen is situated today. Since then, this Sepedi word has been widely used by both the Tsonga and the Pedi people of the area to refer to the name of this place and was popularly used by Afrikaner colonisers as well.Tzaneen is in Limpopo Province. Plan the details of your Tzaneen holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use South Africa driving holiday planner.
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