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Afrikaans name: Thabazimbi

Thabazimbi scenery

Scnerery near Thabazimbi

Photo © Johan van Zyl


Thabazimbi is located at the foot of the YsterBerg which means "Iron Mountain". The town revolves around the mining and distribution of iron ore. In fact, over 2 million tonnes of iron ore leave the town each year. The town was only proclaimed in 1953 even though the large iron deposits had already been found in 1919 and mining activities had been taking place for some time.

The surrounding area has many livestock, mainly for beef production. There are also a number of game ranches and reserves.

Some of the nearby places of interest for visitors include Ben Alberts Nature Reserve, Marakele National Park and Rhino Bushveld Eco Park. Besides game viewing popular activities include hunting and hiking.

Visitors to Thabazimbi will easily find a place to their liking that suits their budget.


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 149

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 266

Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 88

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 208

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 245

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 52

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 95

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