Lydenburg is a pretty little town in the heart of Mpumalanga. It is situated 290 kilometres from Pretoria and just a little further from Johannesburg, making it a really convenient destination. There is enough to do there to warrant a trip to Lydenburg alone, but it is also popular as a stop-over point en route the Kruger National Park.
Surrounded by mountain ranges like Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg, at the foot of Long Tom Pass (the main wagon route which connected Mozambique to South Africa's interior) and lying on the banks of Sterkspruit, a tributary of the Olifants River, it is not hard to imagine that Lydenberg has an exceptionally pretty setting. It can put even the most harried of city brains into a state of calm, which is why it is popular.
The town was established in 1849 by Voortrekkers under the leadership of Andries Potgieter. Its establishment was followed by a gold rush, following the discovery of alluvial gold in the area, and later underwent massive changes during the Anglo-Boer War.
Today though it is a tranquil spot on Mpumalanga's Highlands tourist route, which attracts an eclectic mix of people
including some talented artists. For example, within the town are painters, sketchers, wood carvers and potters, some of whom sell and display their work, others of whom are content with a quiet, undiscovered existence.
The town is also surrounded by numerous nature reserves where one can indulge in a spot of bird watching, walking and game-viewing. Its most notable attribute however, is as a hotspot on South Africa's fly-fishing scene, with many pleasant, quiet spots to immerse yourself with fresh air, green nature and your own thoughts.
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We are situated on top of the mountains, overlooking Lydenburg and 2 game farms. You can enjoy our view from your stoep as you watch the game on the game farms. There are lots of farm animals on our... More Info
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Amani is a dream come true, offering discerning guests a place in nature, with amazing views on the mountains and valleys as well as the Mpumalanga Parks Board Fisheries dams. Amani is situated on th... More Info
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Dankhof Guest House and her personnel strive to make your stay homely and comfortable as possible. We do offer a variety of fusion meals from kitchen for both breakfast and dinner. With a beautiful te... More Info
Lydenburg Guesthouse is situated in Mpumalanga, Lydenburg. The area is peaceful, safe and conveniently situated for overnight stays on your way to the Kruger Park. We have 5 rooms with en-suite bathr... More Info
Luxurious well appointed en-suite 'tents' with all the comfort and services you have come to expect, lodge sleeps a max of 23 singles or 10 couples
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The Palms Boutique Hotel is the first Halaal boutique hotel, offering quality and unique style in our en-suite bed and breakfast establishment in Lydenburg. Our rooms are each well-designed to ensure ... More Info
Aqua Terra means 'water and earth' in Latin, this is clearly portrayed as the Sterkspruit River flows along the outskirts of this one hectare property, amidst shady willow trees and rolling lawns. The... More Info
Longtom Farm Guesthouse is situated in the picturesque Mpumalanga in eastern South Africa (three hours drive from Johannesburg), and with popular attractions like Dullstroom, Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrims ... More Info
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If privacy is waht you long for, this is the place for you. Chalets are situated 600 m from each other. Many attractions such as the Pot holes, caves, waterfall, Pilgrims rest, Sabie & loads of wildli... More Info
Paardeplaats is a paradise for nature lovers, seeking a peaceful retreat in the mountains. It is a green establishment that runs on solar power, gas and a love of nature. Four en-suite rooms, (2 doubl... More Info
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- Erich Lamprecht
A wonderful town to live in.
- Rene Botha
Beautiful town. Perfect place to sleep over on your way to the northern parts of the Kruger National Park.
- Hercules Viljoen
Lydenburg is neat and tidy, grass cut, no papers and gutters filled with rubbish. Quite impressed, but its about time that the roads were fixed.
- SALLY Nienaber
Lydenberg is not really a tourist destination, but an ideal base to explore the surrounding areas. Everything you could need for self catering is readily available in the town, with many well know retail outlets as well as facilites for the the traveller.
- Bridget Bland