Modjadjiskloof, also known by its former name Duiwelskloof (Afrikaans for Devil’s Gorge) is a small town situated at the foot of the escarpment. The village is 18 km north of Tzaneen.
The name was possibly given by virtue of the rugged, awe-inspiring aspect, or because of the difficulty with which laden wagons trekked through it in the rainy season.
Duiwelskloof was renamed Modjadjiskloof on June 14, 2004 in honor of the Modjadji or Rain Queen. She is the hereditary ruler of the Balobedu people of the area and the only ruling queen in South Africa.
Attractions in and around Modjadiskloof include:
– The Sunland Baobab tree, lost a large chunk of its main stem early in 2017 and the rest of the tree fell into pieces in April 2017.
– Modjadji Forest, home to the legendary Rain Queen
– 18 hole golf course at the Tzaneen Country Club
– Miles of awesome quad biking, 4×4, hiking and biking terrain
– Several crystal waterfalls and the exquisite Ebenezer and Tzaneen Dams
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