Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Mpumalanga (Place where the sun rises) is serviced by an excellent road system which means that it is totally accessible to tourists. It is also well served by a number of smaller airports.
Today, Nelspruit is flourishing. It is a major tourist destination offering a rich and wide variety to visitors with arguably the most sought after attraction, the Kruger National Park, in it's proximity.
The Mpumalanga Highlands Tourism Region comprises the towns of Emakhazeni-Belfast, Enthokozweni-Machadodorp, Emgwenya-Waterval Boven and Emnotweni-Dullstroom. (To avoid confusion during Mpumalanga’s proposed name change process, we’ll refer to the proposed new name of towns hyphenated with its previous name.)
Dullstroom was established in 1883 by Dutchman Wolterus Dull to settle Dutch immigrants who made their way to the place of "eternal mist". The first settlers from Holland arrived during the period 1884-1887.
Cullinan is a small town situated about 30 km to the east of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Part of the Dinokeng region of South Africa.
The town was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who discovered a rich diamond pipe here in 1902. The semidetached houses in town were built in 1904 as housing for mine employees.
In the second World War, the largest allied POW camp in Africa was established here and till today the graves of 264 Italian POW's are still preserved. Sir Herbert Baker designed St George's Anglican stone church.
Situated as the last stop between Gauteng and the ever-increasing-in-popularity Clarens, Bethlehem offers a bit of Eastern Freestate haven for the weary traveler. Come and visit this jewel of the Eastern Freestate and be amazed by the warmth and hospitality in this lovely town. Whether you want accommodation at very affordable rates, a large variety of restaurants or just want to get away from the bustle of city life, Bethlehem is reachable - being only 3 hours drive from Gauteng.