The town of Ermelo is situated in southern Mpumalanga, on the provinces Highveld. The region is known for its combination of grassland and wetland landscapes and is a prolific farming and mining area. The town is extremely well-connected being situated at the meeting point between the N2, N11 and N17 and one can get to Johannesburg, Swaziland or Durban quite easily from Ermelo.
The town was established at the site of a Dutch Reformed Church, in the early 1970's. It was established by the church reverend, who named the town after Ermelo in the Netherlands, in honour of his spiritual mentor, who was born in the Dutch town. After growing into a recognised settlement it was almost completely destroyed during the second Anglo Boer War, but was revitalised with a somewhat different character some years later.
The Ermelo of today is the centre of a farming and mining community. Anthracite, coal and torbanite are mined in the area while the mixed farming covers everything from beans, Lucerne and potatoes to cattle, pigs and maize. It seems that the mild climate (which rarely inflicts temperatures over 25 degrees or below 0 degrees on the area) with a little summer rainfall makes ideal circumstances for a range of produce.
Not known for its tourism, there are never the less some things which could be considered tourist attractions in the area. These include an ancient settlement built by the Legoya people, which dates back to 1400 and the Paul Kruger Bridge over the Vaal River. When the bridge was constructed, its 124 meter height made it one of the largest bridges in the then-Transvaal. Today it is a national monument.
There are also dams in the area which offer picnic spots, opportunities for fishing and bird watching, and a number of San rock art sites are dotted around the countryside too.
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Highveld Splendour Boutique Hotel accommodation offers 7 fully equipped en-suite rooms and 1 family room with Super King-size beds, bath and shower, private patio, DSTV, mini-bar, desk, hair dryer and... More Info
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Relax in an exclusive area in Ermelo, a small town in the province of Mpumalanga between Gauteng and Swaziland. Ermelo is a booming little town that forms the center point of many smaller towns.
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Beautiful guesthouse with the main building build in true Victorian style. Floors are covered with yellow wood. There are 10 guest rooms all with En-suite bathrooms. Well situated close to schools and... More Info
Pennylane is ideally situated, just off Kerk Street, close to all amenities and restaurants making it ideal for business travelers and tourists. Our aim is to provide a high standard of accommodation ... More Info
The Hummingbird B+B is located 3.5km from Ermelo town. We are on a 10ha small holding. Peaceful, tranquil and quiet. The B+B is in a large garden surrounded by grassland. It is very safe and secur... More Info
La Picasso has two properties one with twelve rooms and another house with ten rooms .The main house is situated on the N2 exit of Ermelo to Piet Retief, Richards bay, New Castle, Durban and Mbabane a... More Info
Legendary Boutique is situated in a quiet & tranquil suburb close to the CBD. The property has 11 double rooms with a maximum capacity of 22 people. We also have a conference facility on site taking ... More Info
Ermelo Backpackers is centrally situated in Ermelo. It is a residential home converted into a hostel. Backpackers can accommodate 23pax in total.
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West Street Guest House is rated 4 Stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, specialising in the supply of executive and luxury accommodation. We offer market related prices to which value... More Info
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ELNA'S GUEST HOUSE has been in business since 2001 and received a certificate of acceptability of the Health Act 63 of 1977. We are registered with the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (Act No. 5 o... More Info
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