Thabazimbi is a small town situated almost 130 km equi-distant from Rustenburg, Brits, Bela Bela and Ellisras with Pretoria 190 km south-east. Daytime temperatures in summer regularly soar to 40 degrees.
The steelworks of Pretoria draw much of their raw materials from Thabazimbi, which literally means 'mountain of iron'.
Rugged mountains looming abruptly from a bush covered plain are the spectacular setting for the mine and the town which has grown up around it.
The mine shaft with a lift that holds 100 men, is one of the largest in Africa.
The red soil speaks of the enormous treasure of iron and the ore trains are on the move day and night.
The surrounding area is ranching country with the bushveld boasting some of the best hunting areas in South Africa. Wildlife is abundant and Thabazimbi is home to numerous hunting operators.
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