Badplaas / eManzana
Afrikaans name: Badplaas
The main claim to fame in the area is the hot spring which spews out 30,000 litres of water, with a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius, every hour. The spring was first discovered by Swazi tribesmen who gave it a name of 'Emanzana' which means healing waters. The spring now forms part of a resort.
When gold was discovered near Barberton in the 1880's there was a stampede of miners to that area. On weekends many of the more successful miners would visit the hot springs to refresh themselves after toiling in the mines all week.
Badplaas weatherBADPLAAS WEATHER
References and further readingOn Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 178
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 42
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 242
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 123