Haenertsburg and the Magoebaskloof area around it is one of the most delightful places in Limpopo Province.
It's steeped in history and is known as "Capital of the Land of the Silver Mists". Magoebaskloof gets its name from King Makgoba who was beheaded by Swazi mercenaries acting for the Boers of the South African Republic, when he refused to pay their taxes.
Haenertsburg is named after Carl Ferdinand Haenert who was born near Erfurt in Germany. He came to South Africa in 1857 to hunt big game and fell in love with South Africa and never returned to Germany. He started prospecting for gold and in 1880 he made his discoveries in the Houtboschberg (Wolkberg & Woodbush area), which led to a small gold rush and the proclamations and the founding of the village in 1887.