Situated in the Mopani district of the Limpopo province in South Africa, Tzaneen is a large town in a fertile region with tropical and subtropical agriculture taking place in a 20.000 km² region. About 650.000 people reside within a 30 km radius, with the town itself holding a population of around 30.000.
The Tzaneen area is a subtropical paradise filled with indigenous and exotic plants. Tzaneen itself lies peacefully at the foot of the northern Drakensberg Mountains in the heart of a forestry area and in South Africa's richest sub-tropical fruit-farming region.
It is an attractive subtropical garden town with a colourful profusion of indigenous and exotic plants and the 'capital' of the picturesque Letaba district. The valley of Tzaneen yields Valencia oranges and grapefruit (such as Star Ruby). Bananas and macadamia nuts are also common crops in the area, with the town producing the majority of the country's mangoes, avocado pears, paw-paws, tea and coffee.
Additionally, the town contributes substantially to the total production of timber, citrus and litchis inter alia. The surrounding mountain slopes are heavily forested with pine and blue gum plantations and close on forty sawmills operate in the area. Tzaneen is the second largest town in Limpopo and accommodates some 80.000 residents while serving close on 650.000 people within a radius of 30 km.