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founded in 1886 by Voortrekkers who had been forced to abandon their camp by
malaria and "hostile natives".
jacaranda and coral trees, colourful parks and sparkling fountains characterise
the principal town and capital of the Northern Province. In addition to its
status as a major commercial and agricultural centre, Pietersburg is the
cultural hub of the region, featuring impressive art exhibitions and elegant
Strategically placed on the Great North Road, and halfway between Pretoria and
the Zimbabwean border, this attractive city is an ideal base from which to
Winters in Pietersburg are mild with little or no rainfall and summers are warm
with a fair amount of rain.
Malapa Northern Sotho Open-air Museum The
traditional as well as modern way of living of the Bakoni tribe is
shown in two lapas
Camp Cemetery The camp was set up during the
Anglo-Boer War and housed almost 4000 people
Monuments The first gold crushing site and the
first gold power plant in South Africa
Exton Photographic Museum A collection of 23 000
glass negatives taken by the photographer Hugh Exton is housed in the
first NG church in Pietersburg. The negatives captured the first
50 years of the city
Caves Famed for its yield of fossils and the siege
of General Potgieter and the Black tribesmen for 30 days.
Potgieter himself was killed as well as 1 500 tribesmen
Bird and Reptile Park
history of Pietersburg and its environment is displayed in a declared
national monument building. Exhibits cover the Stone-age period,
the proclamation of Pietersburg in 1886 and the obtaining of municipal
status in 1903
Visit the Farmyard for Fresh home baked
products, fruit and vegetables
Trail Camp Experience the call of the bush around a
camp fire or at the swimming-pool
Hiking Trail Enjoy the architectural growth and
development of Pietersburg since the previous century.
Dam For watersport enthusiast
National Park for the ultimate experience in game watching
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