Mookgophong - Naboomspruit Accommodation

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Mookgophong - Naboomspruit

Mookgophong used to be known as Naboomspruit. Mookgophong is situated about 40km southwest of Mokopane, (Potgietersrus) at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains. This is a malaria free area.

The town of Mookophong started after a prospector named Adolph Erasmus discovered tin deposits in the area and miners rushed to the area. Later Erasmus also discovered platinum in the area and even more miners flocked to the town. Municipal status was awarded to the town of Mookophong in 1938.

Various crops are grown in the area. These include corn, nuts and citrus fruit. There are also cattle farms in the area.

The Mookgophong area has numerous hot springs and tourists are well catered for. Accommodation in the area includes self-catering chalets and lodges. Nylvlei Nature Reserve and the Doorndraai Dam offer excellent opportunities for game and bird watching.

There are also private reserves in the Mookgophong area that offer game drives onsite, horse riding and guided nature trails. Other facilities are Internet access, conference facilities, golf, satellite TV and an onsite restaurant.

Mookgophong, also known as Naboomspruit, is a quaint town located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, surrounded by natural beauty and cultural heritage sites.

Here are five things to see and do in and around Mookgophong:

  1. Nylsvley Nature Reserve:
    Birdwatching Paradise: Explore the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and a haven for birdwatchers. Spot a diverse array of bird species, including rare and migratory birds, amidst the wetlands and grasslands.
    Walking Trails: Enjoy leisurely walks along the reserve's network of hiking trails, offering opportunities to observe wildlife such as antelope, zebra, and small mammals.
  2. Modimolle Mountain:
    Scenic Views: Hike or drive to the top of Modimolle Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The mountain offers breathtaking vistas of the Waterberg Mountains, savannah plains, and lush valleys.
    Picnicking: Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a scenic picnic at one of the designated picnic spots on Modimolle Mountain, surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility.
  3. Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm:
    Educational Experience: Visit the Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm to learn about crocodile conservation and observe these fascinating reptiles up close. Take guided tours to see crocodile hatchlings, juveniles, and adult crocodiles in their natural habitat.
    Crocodile Feeding: Witness thrilling crocodile feeding sessions and learn about the feeding habits and behavior of these ancient predators.
  4. Exploring Cultural Heritage:
    Local Arts and Crafts: Explore Mookgophong's town center to discover local arts and crafts stores, showcasing handmade pottery, sculptures, and traditional crafts created by local artisans.
    Historical Buildings: Take a stroll through the town to admire the historical architecture, including the Dutch Reformed Church and other colonial-era buildings.
  5. Waterberg Biosphere Reserve:
    Nature and Wildlife: Discover the rich biodiversity of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Embark on guided game drives, bushwalks, and eco-tours to spot a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, and learn about conservation efforts in the region.
    Rock Art Sites: Explore ancient rock art sites scattered throughout the biosphere reserve, offering glimpses into the cultural heritage and spiritual beliefs of the indigenous San people.

These attractions offer a mix of natural beauty, outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and wildlife encounters in and around Mookgophong, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers in Limpopo Province.




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