Museums, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

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Lydenburg Museum, Lydenburg, Escarpment, Mpumalanga.

It features:

•    Historical and general information on Mpumalanga
•    Curio shop
•    Auditorium for conferences
•    Open exhibition area for art and other exhibitions
•    Workshop area
•    Ablution facilities
•    Taste mampoer (moonshine).  The museum distills its own
•    Museum exhibition.  The history starts 1.5 million years ago with the pre-historic Stone Age.  The early Iron Age in the form of the famous Lydenburg Heads, (590 AD). The early arrival of the Pedi and the Voortrekkers and the story of six wars, ending with the Lydenburg of today.
•    Visit the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve. Daily hikes and drives. A hiking trail with an overnight hut. Picnic spots and braai facilities. A rich diversity of habitat, including bushveld, thornveld, mountain slopes, proteaveld, montane grassland and forest patches. Kudu, zebra, grey rhebok, blesbok and rare oribi.  276 bird species spotted, including sugarbird, malachite sunbird, grey and redwing francolin. Ruins dating back to 1100 AD with the remains of early man’s daily life.

Historical sites and national monuments in and around Lydenburg include:

•    Powder magazine (1890)
•    Early and late Iron Age Pedi ruins in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve
•    The oldest school in Mpumalanga (1851)
•    The ZAR post box, which is still in use.
•    Vooortrekker Church (1852)
•    Steenkamp Bridge
•    Historical stone engravings

At the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve on the R37, 1-km east of Lydenburg, which is on the R540 northeast of Belfast, which is on the N4 east of Middelburg, which is at the intersection of the N4 with the N11. 1-km from Lydenburg on the R37 to Sabie via the Long Tom Pass. AWLymus

Contct:            Box 61 Lydenburg 1120
+27 (13) 235 2121 telephone
+27 (13) 235 1108 fax

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