Focus on Bela-Bela (Warmbaths), Limpopo, South Africa
(which means the pot that boils), formerly known as "Warmbaths",
owes its origins to the hot mineral springs that bubble out of the earth
at about 22 000 liters of water per hour at a temperature of approximately
53°C. The water is rich in minerals such as sodium chloride, calcium
carbonate and other salts, and is believed to have curative properties.
The pleasantly mild climate during the winter months and an average of 286 sunny days every year add to the popularity of the destination. The town is just over an hours drive from Gauteng and lies on the Springbok Flats on the highway to the north.
Bela-Bela is also a gateway to the southern Waterberg and Thabazimbi.
Bela-Bela serves a thriving agricultural region and has some well-stocked game reserves in the area. Most of the resorts offer excellent conference, sport, accommodation, recreation and restaurant facilities.
Some of the reserves boast the Big Five and countless other savannah species against a backdrop of scenic Waterberg countryside.
Some places of interest include:
British Blockhouse - was erected by the British Soldiers to protect the
railway line against the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War.
Christina Pretorius Grave - the grave of Andries Pretorius' wife, Christina, can be seen in the Voortrekker Cemetry behind the Municipality.
De Wildt Shingwedzi - observe these world renowned De Wildt Cheetahs and Wild Dogs at close quarters of witness the feeding of these magnificent captive born carnivorous.
A visit to Bela-Bela provides a unique and invigorating family holiday in the heart of the Waterberg.
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