Kaapschehoop, a historical mining town with its history deeply rooted in the first discovery of gold in South Africa in the late 1800s
Kaapschehoop, a historical mining town with its history deeply rooted in the first discovery of gold in South Africa in the late 1800s, is well-known for its breath-taking beauty, free-roaming wild horses and rock fields. It is a charming village, situated a mere 30km from Nelspruit/Mbombela, and lies at an altitude of 1712 meters.
It is a popular tourist village and a haven of peace and tranquillity. With its often misty mountains and high rainfall, Kaapschehoop offers a cosy ambience and is a nature lover's dream destination.
Herds of wild horses roam the rocky surface of the grasslands, where Blue Swallows come each year to nest, and eagles, hawks and numerous other birds celebrate their freedom in the crisp mountain air. You may also be lucky enough to see buck, baboons and other smaller animals.
The village is rich in history and local art and offers various leisure activities, such as horse riding, hiking and browsing in the quaint shops. Numerous restaurants and tons of accommodation establishments make Kaapschehoop an ideal stop-over between Gauteng and Nelspruit/Mbombela.
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