Mpumalanga Tourist AttractionsThe Cultural Heartland
It is in the Cultural Heartland that both locals and foreigners alike get to embrace the warm spirit of Africa through the Ndebele people and their indigenous wisdom and creativity.
The Ndebele people made the Cultural Heartland area famous with their colourful geometric art works that are known around the world, from Cape Town to Cairo and New York to London.
Highlights of the Cultural Heartland include colourful Ndebele arts and culture, crafts and curios. Visit colourful villages such as Kwaggafontein, Matibidi, Waterval and Twoline. Here community tourism is on the rise, allowing visitors to enjoy authentic South African rural life.
Stop by the village of Botshabelo, where the bible was translated for the first time from English into Ndebele.
Popular Towns of the Cultural Heartland
Overnight? Accommodation in Blinkpan
Blinkpan, contrary to its name's suggestion that it is but a flash in the pan, is a pretty little rural town that provides a peaceful, country-style setting for Gauteng holiday makers intent on getting away from it all, just 45 kilometres...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Groblersdal
Groblersdal is cosy farming town and situated just 15 minutes north of the massive Loskop Dam. Because of its position, this lovely town is South Africa’s second largest irrigation settlement. As you enter this area, you will spot the...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Marble Hall
Rich in cultural and historical heritage, Marble Hall lies ideally in the Cultural Heartland of the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. Marble deposits were discovered here in 1920 by Christoffel Visagie and family while on a hunting...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Middelburg
Middelburg serves as the agricultural, industrial and communications centre for the surrounding area. Initially, Middelburg was planned as an ideal halfway point between Pretoria and Lydenburg in 1859. However, nothing resulted from...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Siyabuswa
Ideally situated in the Cultural Heartland of Mpumalanga, South Africa, Siyabuswa has plenty to offer the discerning traveller. Siyabuswa lies approximately 10km from Marble Hall and was established in 1970. It is a small town but also defined...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Witbank
Witbank is situated in the Cultural Heartland of Mpumalanga. The name Witbank is Afrikaans for ‘White Ridge’ and named after a rocky outcrop of white sandstone where wagon transport drivers rested many years ago. Early travellers discovered...
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