This is the most northernly town in South Afica close
to the main border post to Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. The
rich copper deposits in the norhtern countryside of the region ultimately
led to the founding and growth of the busy town of Musina.
In prehistoric times, black miners of the Musina tribe discovered
the mineral and it was rediscovered by 20th Century prospectors.
Today the town, whose name is a corruption of that of the original
tribe, is the centre of a large iron ore, coal, magnetite, graphite,
asbestos, diamond, semi-precious stone and copper minning area.
18km north of Musina, the road reaches the country's northernmost
border, and the country of Zimbabwe.
Dingola Execution Rocks
20km west of Musina is the site of execution used by Musina chiefs.
Minor offenders were executed as Small Bulai on the side of the
road, while serious offenders met their fate at the large rock south
of the road.
Limpopo Valley National Park
The country's youngest and northernmost national park, declared
around the historical archeological site of Mapungubwe, and houses
the fauna and flora of the Limpopo catchment area.
A single rock of bulai granite covering 38ha of Musina Experimental
Musina Museum & Library
A small museum detailing the town's social and natural history.
Musina Nature Reserve
Many game and bird species inhabit this strikingly beautiful reserve.
An impressive feature of the reserve is the world's oldest datable
rock, a piece of granite dated at almost 4 000 million years old.
Set in a landscape of ancient Baobab trees its hot mineral pools
promise to soak away your cares.
Zeederberg's Mail Coach
In front of the Musina Civic Centre stands silently this coach,
which used to service the old Pretoria-Zimbabwe line.