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    Standerton

    The historic town of Standerton is located on the banks of the Vaal River in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The Vaal River and the nearby Grootdraai Dam, the tenth largest dam in South Africa, provide a range of activities for locals and visitors alike, with fishing and boating most likely topping the list. A nine-hole golf course beckons golfers to take some time out, while game ...

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    Sabie

    Surrounded by one of the world's largest man-made forests and set on the banks of the Sabie River in a deep valley of the Drakensberg escarpment, the charming town of Sabie in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa is a popular tourist destination. Sabie is renowned for its awe-inspiring scenery and magnificent waterfalls with interesting, and descriptive names, such as the Bridal Veil ...

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    Lydenburg

    Located at the base of the Long Tom Pass on the banks of the Sterkspruit River in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, the charming town of Lydenburg is in the heart of some of the regions most beautiful scenery. Explore the hiking trails in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve just outside the town, enjoying the typical escarpment flora and fauna along the way. Take a drive along Long ...

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    Ermelo

    The extensive pine plantations, endless rows of cedars, acorn trees and wattles, and rolling green landscapes make it easy to see why Ermelo is known as the garden town of the Mpumalanga Province. The many dams and small freshwater lakes that once attracted the first settlers to this area now provide the extensive agricultural projects of Ermelo with water and venues for water sports ...

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    Wakkerstroom

    In the southern region of the Mpumalanga Province, nestled between endless rolling hills and green farmland, is the town of Wakkerstroom. When exploring the history of the town, it is evident that the town was once bustling with activity, but over the years bigger cities began to flourish almost forcing the town, which was established in 1859, into obscurity. But lately, tourists and locals ...

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    Bethal

    The land on which Bethal was established in 1880 belonged to two farmers. A name for the newly established town was derived from the names of the wives of the farmers, namely Elizabeth and Alida. It is a town that was developed on the back of agriculture and when driving through the surrounding farmlands of this quaint Mpumalanga town, cattle dot the horizon and bright yellow blankets of ...

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    Witbank

    The name Witbank means “White Ridge”, as it was named by wagon drivers that used the white sandstone outcrop as a resting place. It wasn’t long before coal was discovered and farmers came from far and wide to transport the coal. Of course, with the coal mining industry gaining momentum, so did the number of residents, and Witbank was officially established in the year 1890. This Mpumalanga ...

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    Middelburg

    The Stainless Steel Capital of Africa goes by the name of Middelburg. It is located in the Mpumalanga Province and has grown into an industrial hub since its establishment in 1864. It was originally named Nasareth, but was renamed in 1872 to reflect its location half way between Lydenburg and Pretoria. The town has developed not only as an economic center, but as a popular holiday ...

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    Komatipoort

    Komatipoort, a small town located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, has the distinction of being known as one of the country’s hottest towns, and with an average winter temperature of 26 degrees Celsius it is definitely the place to be when the winter chill sets in. Its picturesque setting at the confluence of the Komati and Crocodile Rivers, creating a haven for wildlife, is ...

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    Waterval Boven

    As one of the towns along the picturesque Highlands Meander in what is known as the 'Trout Triangle' of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, Waterval Boven offers visitors a host of activities and attractions, including some of South Africa’s best fly-fishing spots. Waterval Boven,meaning 'above the waterfall' in Dutch, is located on the fringe of an escarpment in the Drakensberg ...