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The Debengeni Waterfall can be found at the base of the Magoebaskloof Mountains, where
the Ramadipa River descends approximately 80metres into a big pool, the result of
thousands of years of water erosion.
Debegeni is a Northern Sotho word meaning “Place of the Pots”. The waterfall was a sacred
place where rituals were performed during the reign of Captain Makgoba who resided in
Magoebaskloof until ousted by white pioneers in 1895. According to G Thompson, The
Debegeni should really read Dibodiba which means “the pools” is Sesotho.
Part of the overnight hiking trail passes the Waterfall, where you encounter an expansive
range of birdlife and more than 40 species of indigenous trees in the region.
In the Tzaneen area, Limpopo