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Our very own wild west


It almost feels as if this part of the world stood in front of the queue the earth was created. The Bushveld is blessed with not only the most beautiful scenery, but it is also one of the most mineral-rich environments in the world, with platinum at the very top of the list.

Over here, summer is your friend. In Thabazimbi, for instance, you only wear a T-shirt and shorts for most of the year, because the mercury usually dwells above 30 ºC. The winter months are moderate – frost is an unusual sight, and when the rain stays away for a while, the veld turns yellow.

This area is also known for its large game camps, reserves and farms, of course. Two of those are Thabaledi and Doorndraai – here you camp among the wild animals, but have the convenience of a private bathroom near your stand and a swimming pool in the campsite.

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