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Modimolle - Nylstroom

Modimolle – Dorp van die Jaar 2024 Finalis 

Voting for Modimolle/Nylstroom as “Dorp van die Jaar” opening soon
Lets support the Town and the bigger community of the Waterberg Region


Kom stem vir Modimolle/Nylstroom as “Dorp  van die Jaar.” Stem lyne open binnekort.
Kom ondersteun die Dorp en die groter gemeenskap van die Waterberg Streek

Originally known as Nylstroom, Modimolle has a rich history dating back to the early 19th century. The town began as a trading post and agricultural settlement, attracting settlers drawn to the fertile plains and abundant water sources provided by the nearby Nyl River. Over time, Nylstroom grew into a thriving hub for trade and commerce, playing a pivotal role in the economic development of the surrounding region.

During the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902), Nylstroom served as a strategic location due to its proximity to key transportation routes and natural resources. The town witnessed several significant events and military engagements, including the occupation by British forces and skirmishes with Boer commandos. Today, visitors can explore historical sites, memorials, and museums that commemorate the town’s role in this pivotal period of South African history.

Modimolle boasts a thriving agricultural sector, thanks to its fertile soils and favorable climate. The town’s agricultural development centers around the cultivation of citrus fruits, vegetables, and grains. Additionally, livestock farming, including cattle and sheep ranching, contributes significantly to the local economy. Visitors can explore working farms and agri-tourism initiatives to learn about modern farming practices and sustainable agriculture in the region.

Modimolle enjoys a pleasant subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures typically range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), while winter temperatures average between 5°C and 20°C (41°F to 68°F). The region experiences most of its rainfall during the summer months, creating lush green landscapes and vibrant flora.

Modimolle’s economy is diverse, with agriculture and tourism serving as primary drivers of growth and development. The town’s agricultural sector remains vital, supporting both commercial farming operations and small-scale producers. Tourism plays an increasingly important role, attracting visitors with its natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions. 

The predominant language spoken in Modimolle is Sepedi, reflecting the cultural heritage of the indigenous communities in the region. However, English and Afrikaans are also widely understood and spoken. The town is home to a diverse population, including people of various ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, who contribute to its vibrant and inclusive community spirit.

Outdoor Adventures: Explore the scenic beauty of Modimolle and its surroundings through hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife safaris in nearby nature reserves.
Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region by visiting historical sites, traditional villages, and craft markets showcasing local art and craftsmanship.
Agricultural Tours: Discover the agricultural heartland of Modimolle with farm tours, where you can learn about sustainable farming practices and sample fresh produce straight from the source.
Wellness Retreats: Unwind and rejuvenate at spa resorts and wellness retreats offering holistic treatments, yoga sessions, and wellness workshops amidst tranquil natural settings.

Modimolle offers a range of accommodation options to suit every traveler’s needs and preferences:

Lodges & Guest Farms: Experience authentic hospitality and comfortable accommodation at family-owned lodges and guest farms nestled in the picturesque countryside.
Self-Catering Chalets & Cottages: Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of self-catering accommodation in private chalets or cottages surrounded by nature.
Hotels & Resorts: Indulge in luxury accommodation and upscale amenities at hotels and resorts offering fine dining, spa facilities, and recreational activities.
Camping & Caravan Parks: Embrace the great outdoors with camping and caravan facilities catering to nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking budget-friendly accommodation options.

From outdoor adventures to cultural exploration and relaxation, Modimolle offers something for every traveler, inviting you to discover the beauty and diversity of Limpopo’s scenic heartland.

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If you find solace on the greens, Rooiberg caters to your desires with both Golf and Bowls. Experience excellent opportunities for golfing and bowling, tailored to suit your preferences.

A visit to an award-winning water-wise garden is highly recommended, where the passionate owners gladly offer guided tours by appointment, showcasing their remarkable creation.

Rooiberg boasts a vibrant arts community, ensuring you’ll discover the perfect memento of your stay, capturing the essence of this captivating town.

For those seeking a more relaxed pace, indulge in a leisurely breakfast or brunch at a cozy coffee shop, savor freshly baked treats from the local bakery known as the “tuisnywerheid,” or relish a traditional pancake on the stoep of the General Dealer, reminiscent of your grandmother’s cooking. Don’t miss the opportunity to find the perfect cuts of meat for a memorable Bushveld braai (barbecue) under the twinkling stars, as Rooiberg offers exceptional stargazing experiences due to minimal light pollution. Bring your telescope or camera and feast your eyes on the mesmerizing night skies.

Accommodation options in Rooiberg cater to every need and budget, including camping sites, lodges, and cozy bed and breakfasts. Rest assured, you will find the ideal place to stay and rejuvenate.

As the sun sets and the nocturnal creatures awaken, cool down with a refreshing cocktail or beverage at one of the local pubs and restaurants, where you can mingle with fellow visitors and locals alike.

Visit Rooiberg and immerse yourself in the heart of the Bushveld, where history, geology, and the allure of untouched nature combine to create an extraordinary experience.

Rooiberg Robalklub – Elsje Meyer : 083 419 5740

Lekkebos Tuisnywerheid – Baba Engelbrecht : 073 305 6324

Marula Gallery – Nadine Matthews (Rooiberg Art Society) : 060 765 4828

Marula Hub : Koffiewinkel, bakkery, snuisterywinkel, slaghuis,
Rooiberg Resort and Events Venue : Natalie de Klerk : 082 340 9909

Red Ivory Deli and butchery (Riaan – Bestuurder)
Eienaar = Elize Bothma : 072 531 5953

Babirwa Golf course – Hannes Haasbroek : 082 944 0360

Doorndraai Lodge en Karaaanpark – Carien von Landsberg : 082 852 3915

Waterwise Garden – Jan and Dalene van Vuuren : 083 605 1235

Rooiberg Bewaria Offices – Chris Ransome (Voorsitter) :
HR and Administrative Manager – Elaine Els : 082 854 8042

Koekepan Pub and Restaurant – Joey Ferreira : 072 283 3928

Jagplaas net buite Rooiberg : Buffalo Creek : 079 528 8145

Blaauwbank Game Lodge and Wedding Venue : Louise Els : 087 736 4700

One Stop General Dealer and Liquor Store – Heinrich Kruse : 063 682 5800

Chivay Country Cottages – Sharon Abrahams : 082 567 7085

Vote for Modimolle as “Dorp van die Jaar”
Vote by sending a SMS toe 33157 with the word MODIMOLLE
R1.50 per SMS you can vote 30 times per number

Lets support the Town and the bigger community of the Waterberg Region
Voting closes at 12h00 on Friday 26 April

Kom stem vir Modimolle/Nylstroom as Dorp  van die Jaar.  

Kompetisie word tans deur Kwela op  Kyknet kanaal 144 Aangebied
SMS na  33157  met slegs die woord MODIMOLLE 
R1.50 per sms   … kan 30 keer stem per nommer.
Kompetisie sluit Vrydag 26 April 12 uur
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