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The small farming town of Delmas is situated within the Mpumalanga province, only a short 45-minute drive from Johannesburg.
Delmas may have been around for over 100 years, but it warm and friendly faming community and fresh clean air hasn’t changed one bit! Visitors are always greeted by the locals with genuine smiles and true helpfulness.
So friendly is this town that it became famous in the latter part of 2010 for its proximity to the missing tiger known as Panjo. The tiger, only 17-months old, disappeared somewhere between Groblersdal and Delmas. Panjo the tiger, who had not only been hand-reared but slept every night with seven Jack Russells, and so also presumed friendly, placed the town on the map and suddenly everyone knew where Delmas was.
The farms in the Delmas area produce maize, wheat, potatoes, beans, chickens and dairy produce. Coal and silica are also mined in the area.
Delmas is often serves as a stopover for travellers en route to further, more exciting destinations in Mpumalanga, but has become fairly popular with city dwellers who have bought a farm for weekend getaways.
Delmas offers a few quaint B&B’s and Guest houses.
Things to do and see
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ebenezer Farm & Adventures
- Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
- 4X4 Trails
- Hiking & MTB Trails
- Anton Smit Sculpture Park, Bronkhorstspruit
- Bronkhorstspriut Dam
- Graceland Golf Course
Delmas receives approximately 688 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall occurring during summer.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 13˚C and 26˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 0˚C and 19˚C.
The town was laid out in 1907 on the farm Witklip (Afrikaans for White Stone). The farm was owned by a Frenchman Frank Dumat, who decided to call the town 'de le mas' after his grandfather’s farm in France and which is French for ‘little farm’.
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