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Pietersburg
Polokwane

Pietersburg is the capital city of the Northern Province. It was founded in 1886 and named after the well known military strategist Genl Piet Joubert.

Being 1312m above sea level, it probably has one of the finest climates in South Africa. The daily average temperature is 27 degrees centigrade during summer and 20 degrees centigrade in winter. Summer rainfall varies between 400 and 600 mm per annum. This lovely climate enable one to enjoy the outdoor life all year round.

The Pietersburg Game Reserve, 5 km south of the city, is one of the largest municipal owned game reserves in the country. Here you can see more than 21 species of game. Visiting hours are from 07:00 to 18:00. One should also visit the Pietersburg Bird Sanctuary which is 5km to the north of the city. Also on the agenda should be a visit to the Chuene Crocodile farm, The Moletzie Bird Sanctuary and the Pietersburg Bird and Reptile Park

You should also visit the Pietersburg Museum, the Hugh Exton Photographic museum with its more than 22 000 collection of glass negatives. A visit to the ethnic Northern Sotho open-air museum, Bakone Malapa, 8 km south of the city is also compulsory. Here, traditional lifestyles are still maintained and the visitor can experience the way of life of the indigenous North Sotho people.

There is also a super art gallery in the Library Gardens building in the centre of town.

Pietersburg is also known for its game farms. These offer many hunting opportunities to the visitor. The Bushveld Hunters Association can be contacted for more information.

Pietersburg offers the following accommodation facilities:

Arnotha'ns Lodge Col-John Cycad Guest House De Cormey Guest House
Golden Pillow Great North Hotel Holiday Inn Garden Court Pietersburg Jacarande Lodge
Kismet Guest House Lily-lo Guest House Landmark Lodge Ottoshoek
Plumtree Lodge Ranch Hotel Sleepers Villa Thabane Guest House
The Country Lodge Victoria Place Guest House Vivaldi Guest House  

 

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