Tag: gold mining

  • Polokwane

    Eersteling Monument

    Polokwane was previously known as Pietersburg. This is the capital of the Limpopo Province, and Polokwane is one of the fastest growing cities. Pietersburg was established in 1886, by Piet Joubert and fellow Voortrekkers, who migrated to the Soutpansberg Mountains for safer and healthier living. This was all during the gold rush era of the 1880’s. Pietersburg (Polokwane) ...

  • Blyde River Canyon

    Bourkes Luck

    You don’t have to be a geologist to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of Bourke’s Luck in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This impressive natural water feature has taken Mother Nature centuries to carve out of the river bedrock, and visitors to the Blyde River Canyon should be sure to set some time aside to enjoy her marvelous handiwork.

  • Hazyview

    Sabie Forestry

    Despite what many may think, the Sabie Forestry industry did not start because of an abundance of trees in the area. Instead it was spurred on by the discovery of gold. Wood was needed to create struts for the mines and the current supply simply wasn’t enough. In order to cater to the need created by these gold mining activities, large numbers of trees were planted around the area. Today the ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Pilgrims Rest

    Traveling north through the Drakensberg Mountain Range, the road winds through dense forests to the tourist mecca of Pilgrim's Rest, a town which is a living museum. Founded in 1873 it has a romantic link with the gold mining and prospecting pioneers of the last century. Pilgrim's Rest has changed little and the entire village has been proclaimed a national monument and gold mining ...

  • Regions

    North West

    With Mafikeng as its capital city, the North West Province of South Africa is located to the west of the densely populated Gauteng Province with Limpopo Province to the northeast, Free State to the southeast, Northern Cape to the southwest, and neighboring Botswana to the north. The majestic Magaliesberg mountain range extends from Pretoria through to Rustenburg and the Vaal River winds its ...

  • Mpumalanga


    Situated in the beautiful De Kaap Valley, Barberton is renowned for its scenic surroundings and rich gold mining history. Brightening the already remarkable landscape is the famous crimson hue of the Barberton Daisy. There is little doubt that tourists will find themselves enthralled by the splendor of this historic city.