Musina is the northernmost town in the Limpopo province. It is located near the confluence of the Limpopo River with the Sand River and the border to Zimbabwe.
The town developed around the copper mining industry in the area. Copper was first discovered in prehistoric times by the Musina people who named it ‘musina’, meaning ‘spoiler’, because they considered it a poor substitute for iron, which is what they were after. The mineral was later rediscovered and mined by 20th century miners.
With fascinating attractions and many game farms in the area, tourism and hunting play an important role in the economy of the town.
Attractions in and around Musina include:
– The world heritage site of Mapungubwe (meaning ‘Hill of the Jackal’) is one of the richest archaeological sites in the country.
– Botanical highlights of the region include fine specimens of baobab trees and impala lilies, which are both protected species.
– Game drives, hunting
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