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The small farming town of Groblersdal can be found just 15 km from the Loskop Dam and approximately an hour away from Middelburg.
Groblersdal has a relaxed and cosy feel and is well-known for its colourful Ndebele culture – the town is referred to the “Cultural Heartland”. Ndebele people are recognised by their vibrantly coloured homes and their beautiful bead work and crafts. Their culture and work are on display in the few cultural villages in the area. The Boer War Route also travels through this region and offers some interesting stops for history lovers.
Game viewing is a popular, all year-round, past time in the region and can be done in a 4X4 vehicle or on foot. Groblesdal also offers a unique opportunity of game viewing by boat at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve. The Reserve has an abundance of birdlife and wildlife.
Groblersdal is an ideal holiday spot for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts and is close enough to towns such as Middelburg and Dullstroom to appreciate attractions they may have to offer.
Accommodation options include B&B’s, Guesthouses, Game Lodges and self-catering units.
Things to do and see
- Jugomaro Predator Park
- Loskop Dam
- Game Farms
- Schuinsdraai Nature Reserve
- Groblersdal Golf Course
- Ridge Casino, Witbank
Groblerdal receives approximately 600 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall during summer.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 16˚C and 31˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 25˚C.
There are daily flights into O R Tambo International Airport approximately 177 Km’s away along the R25. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
Groblersdal was laid out on the farm "Klipbank" taking advantage of the Loskop Dam, and named after the original owner W. J. Grobler.
With the completion of the Loskop Dam, the town has grown into South Africa’s second largest irrigation settlement. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Canaan of Limpopo' - a land, if not flowing with milk and honey, at least exceptionally rich in sunflowers, groundnuts, corn, rice and other crops including grapes, citrus fruits, cotton, tobacco, wheat and vegetables.
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