Burgersfort is located in the valley of the Spekboom River at the edge of the Bushveld. The town was named after a hexagonal fort built there during the 1876-77 Second War against the Bapedi of Chief Sekhukhune, and was named after President TF Burgers of the ZAR.
The town serves as a meeting point for two major roads, the R36 and R555. The region is rich in platinum and platinum group metals. The town’s neighboring towns are Mashishing (60 km), Steelpoort (16 km) and Ohrigstad (26 km).
Attractions in and around Burgersfort include:
– Voortrekker graves in Ohrigstad
– The route up Long Tom Pass starts at 1456m and climbs 682 vertical metres to an altitude of 2138m at its end. A monument commemorating the last use of the Boer 155 mm Creusot Long Tom guns during the Second Boer War is located in the pass, about 21 kilometres from Sabie.
– Steenkampsberg Pass
– Sterkspruit Nature Reserve
– Strydom Tunnel to the Lowveld
– The Echo caves were opened as a tourist attraction in 1959, and have been declared a National Monument.
– Blyde Poort dam at Swadini
– Blyde River Canyon with the Drie Rondawels, Gods Window and Potholes
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