Tzaneen is a large town situated in the Letaba district of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It is in a fertile region with tropical and subtropical agriculture taking place in a 20,000 km² region. About 650 000 people residing within a 30-km radius.
There are different theories to were the name comes from and range from the Sotho words tsaneng (gathering place) to tsana (basket of hills).
Tzaneen is 420 km from Johannesburg.
Mostly sunshine, long summer days with pleasant winters. Tzaneen's subtropical conditions provids more suited weather for dense forests (high summer rainfall) than the thorny bushveld above the escarpment.
Summer months; September - March have an average temperature of 28°C and winter months around 15°C.