Near the Drakensberg escarpment and 210km east of Pretoria, Belfast
is one of the coldest places in South Africa. The grassveld district
is known for cattle, dairy and sheep farming. The wattle and bluegum
plantations are the oldest in Mpumalanga.
The town also boasts a tulip nursery that attracts large numbers
of visitors in spring. Coal, black granite, fire clay and kaolin
are mined. Large deposits of chrome and iron are found in the
Many rivers and streams rise on this watershed. They are clear
and cold and are renowned for their excellent trout (and bass)
Belfast is the railway junction for a branch line through Dullstroom
and Lydenburg to Steelpoort.
Berg en Dal Monument:
Anglo Boer war monument
Bospoort two-day trail through lush landscape. There are also
the Rapids Waterfall Trail and Komati River Lodge Ravine trail.
This is the largest in the country.
Belfast is a prime trout fishing destination.
An archaeological site of the Ndzunda-Ndebele.