Mpumalanga DestinationsBelfast, Highlands Meander
Near the Drakensberg escarpment and 210km east of Pretoria, youíll find the town of Belfast. Belfast is one of the coldest places in South Africa, but itís wonderful and homely atmosphere will make up for that.
Belfast is also well known for its cattle, dairy and sheep farming and the fact that it has the oldest bluegum plantation in South Africa. Avid fishermen are very familiar with Belfast thanks to its excellent fishing opportunities. The cold rivers, streams and its six well stocked dams promoting good trout and bass growth, provide excellent fishing that attracts anglers from across the country - even the world. The combination of prime fishing and stunning scenery make Belfast a perfect fishing holiday destination.
Belfast is one of the most naturally beautiful locations youíll visit and because of this, it is heralded as one of the most popular tourist destinations for those who love nature and the outdoors. There are plenty of hiking trails, allowing you to view the beauty that this area has to offer, up close and personal. There are many beautiful gardens and the tulip nursery is well known and a definite must see.
Belfast is the undiscovered jewel of South Africa. Offering great sight seeing possibilities in the form of monuments as well as the natural beauty that can be seen anywhere in the town, Belfast will keep you and the family entertained and mesmerised for days.