1)    How do I get to Tzaneen?

Tzaneen is situated halfway between Polokwane and Phalaborwa, on the R 71, in the Mopani District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Tzaneen, South Africa is located at -23.8332 [latitude in decimal degrees], 30.1635 [longitude in decimal degrees] at an elevation/altitude of meters. The average elevation of Tzaneen, South Africa is 662 meters



Vast open spaces and long distances through scenic surroundings are synonymous with Limpopo Province and travelling is covered in comfort and safety on thousands of kilometres of well-maintained tarmac surfaces. The main artery, the dual-lane N1 toll road, splits the Province in two and runs from Gauteng in the South right through to Zimbabwe in the North. It is one of the best stretches of the N1 in South Africa, offering free–flowing and safe travelling.


Filling up

Leaded, unleaded and diesel fuel are available throughout the Province. Petrol stations in large towns and on principal roads are mostly open 24-hours a day. Petrol stations accept cash or South African Garage Cards as payment. Unlike Europe, most do not accept general credit cards at all. Most Garages offer ATM facilities. Cash may be required at toll booths which do accept local but not overseas credit cards


Road Transport

Road transport is, by far, the preferred way of travelling as it enables tourists to enjoy the wonderful scenery of this beautiful Province. International tourists who arrive in South Africa by air have the option of renting self-drive cars; taxi transport can also be obtained at taxi ranks, or various stopping points alongside roads and in towns.


Air Services:

·         Polokwane International Airport 015-288 0166

·         Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit 015-793 3681

·         Kruger National Park – Gateway Airport 015-781 5823

·         Tzaneen Airport 015-304 3142

·         Aircraft / Helicopter Charters 082 524 4868



Polokwane 81 km

Giyani 90 km

Hoedspruit 109 km

Phalaborwa 118 km

Graskop 169 km

Dullstroom 234 km

Nelspruit 238 km

Komatiepoort 287 km

Pretoria 339 km

Johannesburg 394 km

Sun City 425 km

Potchefstroom 512 km

Durban 805 km

Bloemfontein 838 km

Kimberley 876 km

Port Elizabeth 1461 km

Cape Town 1857 km


Please note:

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.



 2)    How do I book tickets?

Tickets for the Taste of Tzaneen can be bought online www.tasteoftzaneen.co.za/quicket , or on the day of the event

Quicket :

Securing your tickets is a simple process

Visit the www.tasteoftzaneen.co.za website

Click on the Quicket button

Select the show that you would like to attend

Choose your ticket and pay

On the day entry tickets will be sold at the gates:


Gates open at 9H00

Free entry



Gates open at 9H00

Entrance fee:   R50 adults / children free



Gates open at 9h00

Entrance Fee   9H00 till 15H00 – R 50.00    adults / children free

Entrance Fee   15H00 till 18H00 – R 100.00 adults / children free – include entry to the Golden Circle

Entrance Fee   18H00 till 22H00 -R 150.00 adults / no children – include entry to the After Party


3)    Who sponsors the Taste of Tzaneen, 2019?

Less than 10% of our income comes from ticket sales (because most ticket sales revenue goes to the artists). The rest we must raise from corporate sponsors and public entities such as the government as well as from the private sector.

So, if you see a sponsor’s branding anywhere during the Festival, make a note of who they are and please do your best to support them, both during the Festival and throughout the year.  They put a lot of their resources into the National Arts Festival and we keep telling them how a mazing our audiences are… prove us right!


1)    Can I get refunded for tickets?

 We only offer refunds for main events in the event of program alterations or cancellations. We cannot make other refunds or undertake to resell or exchange tickets.

Note that the event organisers cannot be held responsible if a production runs longer than the advertised duration. This information is supplied by the performers and is published as a guide. When booking your tickets, it’s a good idea to allow at least 50 minutes between performances. We regret that we cannot refund tickets for late arrivals at performances.


 2)    I’d love to perform at the event. What do I have to do?

Firstly, great. We’d love to have you too. But there are a couple of things you need to know first because, we have to have some pretty rigid rules in place.

The Fringe is open access and, if you apply by the deadline, you’ll be given slots on the program. The one exception is in the Contemporary Music category which has a brief selection process – but we are sure you’re amazing so that should pose no problems!

The Taste of Tzaneen takes place on the first weekend in November every year, Applications open in mid-February and close in mid-July of that year.

Unfortunately, we simply can’t accommodate productions who miss the deadline. And, if we can indulge in a bit of tough love: if you are only deciding to come to the event a couple of weeks before it starts, chances are you haven’t rehearsed enough to make a go of it and wow the audiences here.  Trust us – we’re doing you a favour by forcing you to plan ahead!


 3)    Important dates for artists to know

The Taste if Tzaneen is only three days long and is held usually from the Thursday to the Saturday of the first weekend on November each year.

Applications open in mid-February and close in mid-July of that year.

Enquiries: events@tasteoftzaneen.co.za / marinda@iinfo.co.za

Please keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest.


 4)    I am a producer; do I have to pay for the shows?


 Please note that we do not have a general producer’s pass system. Registered productions performing at the event do get some passes for their cast and production teams, allowing them free access to shows that are not sold out. If you’re bringing a show to the Fringe, you will receive the passes when you arrive in town and register.