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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:
Cycad Guest House
De Cormey Guest House
Great North Hotel
Holiday Inn Garden Court Pietersburg
Kismet Guest House
Lily-lo Guest House
Thabane Guest House
The Country Lodge
Victoria Place Guest House
Vivaldi Guest House