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Ogies is the first major town for those entering Mpumalanga and Cultural Heartlands Region on the N12 from Gauteng. While Ogies is not a typical tourist town, there are still a number of landmarks including the towns two churches that are worth stopping by if you happen to be driving through the town.

The town got its name Ogies, meaning ‘eyes’, from the Ogiesfontein farm that the town was initially built on. A typical mining town, Ogies represents the industry that dominates this region and has drawn people from far afield to the Cultural Heartlands. Now it is better known for being in the centre of the largest electricity producing area in South Africa.

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