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Debengeni Waterfall

The Debengeni Waterfall was named by the Pedi Tribe, directly translated "Place of the Big Pot" this bears reference to the big pool of water at the pedestal of the waterfall. The Debengeni Waterfall can be found at the base of the Magoebaskloof Mountains, where the Ramadipa River descends approximately 80 metres into a big pool, the result of thousands of years of water erosion.

The plunge basin of the waterfall is a popular swimming spot for locals, passing by hikers and tourists alike. The water is cool and refreshing during the summer months of December through to March. Debengeni Falls' idyllic setting in the bush serves host to an expansive range of birdlife. For the bird lover, scores of rare species can be spotted in the tranquil surroundings of the waterfall. The Narina Tragon, Christopher Robin and Grey Wagtail are among the many species that one can spot. One of nature's attractions in the vicinity is the Woodbush Forest, the principal indigenous forest in Limpopo. These landscapes are home to more than 40 species of indigenous trees in the region. For the energetic there are numerous challenging hiking trails within the area. The Debengeni Downhill Ride for mountain-bikers is an exhilarating 15 to 18 kilometre route with views of tropical rainforest and tea plantations.

The Debengeni Falls are easily accessible from the Woodbush Forest Station just off the R71. Be prepared to travel on a dirt road for about 3km. Once at the Waterfall, visitors should note that the rocks are slippery and are cautioned as there are no lifeguards posted at the site.