The town of Musina is located in the far north of Limpopo Province. In fact it is the northern-most town in South Africa. Just a few kilometres from the Zimbabwean border post, in a very rural part of the country, you may expect the town to be a little sleepy, but what you'll actually find is an extremely busy little hub.
Musina has a permanent population of just over 40 000, but can often feel much busier thanks to the constant swathes of travellers, in all their guises, en route to either Zimbabwe or other parts of South Africa. Musina is connected to Johannesburg via the N1 highway (which reaches as far as Cape Town), and as proof of the town's busy-ness, is widely recognised as one of the busiest roads in Africa.
The town was officially established in 1968 by a group of European settlers who 'discovered' the area's copper reserves. However, the area was initially settled by the Musina tribe - the first people to find copper in the region. It is this tribe name that gives the town its current name (prior to 2003 it was known as Messina - a misspelling by the Europeans).
The town, which lies in a semi-arid region, characterised by thorn trees and low shrubs, claims mining as its prominent economic activity, with copper, iron ore, coal, diamonds, semi-precious stones and graphite being found in abundance. There are also citrus, date, mango and tomato plantations found in the surrounding area.
Naturally Musina is a popular overnight stop on journeys to and from Zimbabwe, but if you stay just a little longer, you'll discover that the Musina Nature Reserve outside town is worth a visit, if only to marvel at the iconic Baobab trees preserved there, as well as one of the world's oldest rocks.
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Sandriver Resort features a swimming pool with supertube slide, as well as a restaurant and bar with a slot-machine area. It is located along the N1 highway, and has a petrol station and convenience s... Read More
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Siesta Guest House is a luxurious guest house situated in the heart of the Limpopo Province in a lovely little town called Musina. We are conveniently situated on the N1 and approximately 13km fr... Read More
Munati Lodge is a three star Bed and Breakfast or self catering accommodation institution, situated on a 250ha game farm. The outlay is spacious and private. We are centrally situated between Venetia... Read More
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The Hotel showcases a refined taste and creates a memorable experience for the weary traveler, tourist passing through, family on vacation or business executive. South of Musina on the N1 Road, the h... Read More
Lifestyle Guest Units are located very centrally and are close to the N1 highway making it easily accessible. Set in a tranquil area with a beautiful large garden and separate entrances to all units, ... Read More
This historic and spacious Mine Manager's Residence was built in 1919 on the outskirts of Musina, overlooking the bushveld and Sinquelele hills. Today the Old Mine Guest House has become an oasis of r... Read More
Ilala Country Lodge lies 5km north-west of Musina on the R572 (Pontdrift Road) and right along the African Ivory Trail , with the World Heritage Iron Age
Archaeological Site of Mapungubwe 40 km aw... Read More
Adansonia Eco Lodge is a spectacular destination for everyone interested in the outdoors, hiking, trees & geography, wildlife, birding, photography, bow hunting, 4x4s and ecology. If chilling out far ... Read More
StoneBridge Lodge offers overnight and holiday accommodation in a luxurious lodge 10 km south of Musina (Messina) in the Limpopo province.
Accommodation consists of 7 spacious double rooms and 2 f... Read More
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