Mokopane - CBD very dirty and scary. The service at the Spur excellent!!! And the visit to the Game breeding centre, time well spent. Would however have been nice to know that the local community would support the game breeding centre better. The animals in very good condition, will definately go back in February and spend an evening with them. The overall feel...the locals are friendly, services are all good...but the locals should put more effort into cleaning their town.
Mokopane review - A typical rural town in Limpopo Privince, Mokopane offers all the convenience stores and great holiday facilities in the form of Game Lodges outside the town. The locals are very friendly and helpful, typical small town hospitality.
Mokopane (Potgietersrus) - Mokopane, previously known as Potgietersrus, is a beautiful small town in the Limpopo province at the foot of the Waterberg district.
The town was established by the Voortrekkers. In April 1923 the Town became independent from the Waterberg District. Further development took place and in 1935 it became a fully fledged Town Council. In 1954 the name Potgietersrust changed to Potgietersrus. In 1994 a new government ruled the country. The name of the municipality was changed in 1999 to Mogalakwena Municipality, named after the river that runs through the town. The name of the town was changed in 2002 to Mokopane, named after Chief Mokopane whose group of followers died at the Makapansgat caves.
Two hours from Gauteng, the town acts as a getaway destination and as a stop-over for travelers en route to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kruger National Park. The area is typical bushveld with many acacia trees and aloes.
The Mokopane area is one of South Africa's richest agricultural areas producing wheat, tobacco, cotton, beef, maize, peanuts and citrus. The Zebediela Citrus Estate, 55 km to the southeast, is one of the largest citrus farms in the southern hemisphere. The area is rich in minerals with the mining of platinum (home of the big Anglo Platinum Mine), diamonds and granite as chief mineral resources.
The stunning bushveld environment and influences from Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Afrikaans and English cultures give Mokopane a unique character. There are ancient caves, the "Big Five", San drawings, curios, bushveld food and drink such as biltong (dried meat) and mampoer (a potent drink), tropical gardens and traditional dancing.
In the adjacent rural area of Mahwereleng traditional lifestyles, set against the spectacular Waterberg, can be observed. Mokopane also offers a wonderful selection of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, camping and 4x4 trails to birding, angling and game viewing.
The historic and archeologically-significant Makapansgat Caves is situated 15 km north of the town.
The Arend Dieperink Museum portrays the history of the town, from the ape-man at Makapansgat, bushman drawings and early activities in the area up to the Anglo Boer War and recent happenings.
Modern Mokopane offers you both the convenience of all the major shops like pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, Clicks, Edgars, Woolworths, Mr. Price, Jets, pharmacies, doctors, post office, police station etc. and the warm-hearted hospitality that only smaller towns have.
Mokopane - Are you on your way to Botswana, Zimbabwe or The Kruger National park? Only 2 hours drive from Pretoria, 3 from Johannesburg and 2 and a half hours from Oliver Tambo airport , Mokopane is the ideal stopover.
Mokopane is strategically situated at the crossing of the two main roads namely the N1 north and south ( to Zimbabwe and The Kruger ) and the N11 ( to Botswana ).
Mokopane is a peaceful and tranquil town with lush vegetation in the heart of the Bushveld.
Our coral trees with their red flowers and the Maroelas with their world famous yellow fruit are just as famous as the purple jacarandas of Pretoria.
The world famous Makapans cave is in the area and the Arend Dieperink museum offer insight into the lives of the black tribes and the first pioneers ( The Voortrekkers ) in this area.
The Game breeding center in town offer a variety of wild life species.
Our two malls and variety of restaurants can offer you a wide range of anything from clothing to food.
Mokopane means the gathering place of nations and on weekends its buzzing with black people from all the townships and rural areas that come to town for their business.
In town you can also eat under the Maroela trees at street cafes food that have been prepared by the black people
Come and experience it for yourself!
Magdel Van Der Merwe