Situated in the Grass and Wetlands region of the Mpumalanga province lies the town of Ermelo.
Ermelo was established on the site of a church built in 1871 by the Reverent Frans Cachet. The building was named after his loyal friend from a town named Ermelo situated in the Netherlands.
Ermelo was for a long time, used as a stop over place for wagon trains journeying between Lydenburg on the Mpumalanga escarpmentand KwaZulu Natal. The area was well known for its excellent horse breeders and small livestock.
Unfortunately the town Ermelo was totally destroyed during the second Anglo-Boer War. Since then, it has been rebuilt and has again become the focal point of the Eastern Highveld.
Today, Ermelo is the educational, industrial as well as commercial center of a proud 7,750m² district in the Mpumalanga province in South Africa. As you wander through this lovely town you will notice the gorgeous scattered maize, cattle, wool and sunflower farms to mention a few.
This area affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy numerous adrenaline pumping water-sports as well as fishing, swimming and bird watching.
There are several nearby dams that also provide excellent fishing and other forms of water-sports.
Game viewing can be enjoyed in the Ermelo area.
For a historical experience of the area, there are a few ruins of a settlement during 1400 which can be found and explored.
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There are a few fascinating San paintings located on the Welgelegen farm. These paintings are exquisite! Definitely not to missed.
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