Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

In the south eastern corner of Mpumalanga lays the picturesque town of Piet Retief, surrounded by beautiful plantations of Bluegum and Wattle trees.

The town of Piet Retief was established in 1883, but unfortunately was destroyed during the South African War. When the town was re-established, it had to be named after a Voortrekker leader and the choice fell on Piet Retief.

The town is quite a hospitable place, where modern amenities and one of the country's most important timber industries is located. Visitors to Piet Retief can enjoy a variety of activities, such as bird watching, fishing, hiking and horse riding.

Piet Retief is situated on the N2 approximately 100km from neighbouring towns of Vryheid and Ermelo. This is where travellers can relax before carrying on with their journey to Pongola and the north coast beaches of KwaZulu-Natal.

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