Mpumalanga DestinationsPiet Retief, Grass & Wetlands
Situated in the south eastern corner of Mpumalanga lies the picturesque town of Piet Retief. Surrounded by beautiful plantations of Bluegum and Wattle trees, Piet Retief is a place where travellers can relax before carrying on with their journey to Pongola and the North Coast beaches of Kwazulu Natal.
Piet Retief offers a wide variety of locations perfect for the bird enthusiast. This has become one of the main reasons for visiting the area. A charming collection of locally designed candles can be viewed and purchased at Rohr's Country Guest House - a perfect souvenir to take back home.
Fishing is another great way to spend your time here in Piet Retief. The dams, rivers and streams in the area are well-stocked with indigenous yellowtail and Natal yellowfin. This offers excellent fly and coarse fishing that will make any angler excited to cast his line.
Another well supported activity in Piet Retief is hiking. Excellent trails in the area including the Assegai Hiking Trail - a popular trail through stunning mountainous areas - the Phongolo Highlands Hiking Trail and many others all range from one to five days or longer through pristine countryside.