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Cultural Heartland

 
The Cultural Heartland is famous for the indigenous Ndebele tribes, with their bright-multicoloured arts and crafts. To see these arts and crafts simply visit the following villages: Kwaggafontein, Matibifi, Waterval. While visiting these villages you will be able to learn about the Ndebele tribes and experience the warm African spirit for yourself.
 

Towns

Clewer

Clewer

Clewer is small town near to the Kendal Power Station, surrounded by collieries, mines, the farmstead of Tweefontein and the mountain of Doornrug.

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Kendal

Kendal

Kendal is most well known for being based around the world’s largest coal fired power station.

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Kranspoort

Kranspoort

The beautiful holiday town of Kraanspoort Dams is one of the first Cultural Heartland towns for those entering Mpumalanga on the N11. 

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Marble Hall

Marble Hall

Marble Hall is a small town in the north of the Mpumalanga province, close to the Loskop Dam. It is the agricultural hub of the region, which features extensive irrigation farming in the Loskop Dam floodplains. It is also the residential base for workers at the Marble lime mine, which lends the town its name.

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Middelburg

Middelburg

Middelburg is often overlooked or used only as a halfway point between Gauteng and the Kruger Lowveld, yet there is much more to this Cultural Heartlands town than people realise. Winner of the hotly contested 2015 Kwela ‘Town of the Year’, Middelburg has both the attractions and the community spirit needed to win this acclaimed title.

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Ogies

Ogies

Ogies is the first major town for those entering Mpumalanga and Cultural Heartlands Region on the N12 from Gauteng. 

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Rooikraal

Rooikraal

Rooikraal is a farmstead located just outside of the larger town of Groblersdal and has Watervalkloof ravine and the Rooikrall dam within its boundaries.

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Roossenekal

Roossenekal

The small town of Roossenekal is situated between Groblersdal and Lydenburg and falls within the Greater Roossenekal Area - which incorporates the Roossendal, Draaikraal, Tonteldoos, Laersdrif, Staapberg, Wapaaskloof and Rooikraal communities.

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Stoffberg

Stoffberg

The small agricultural town of Stoffberg is often one of the first towns encountered for those entering Mpumalanga from Limpopo on the R555, R519 or R33. 

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Witbank

Witbank

Witbank was once a foggy old town. Just like those olden days black and white photographs. Come and see the inviting farm stalls and enjoy the multi-coloured arts and crafts made by Ndebele people.

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