Mopani district, that and the upside down trees more well known as Baobab’s accompanied by thick thorny bushveld will tell you that you are in Gravelotte.

Gravelotte is located in the Limpopo Province, a stone’s throw away from the Kruger National Park.

This very remote town has Russian roots. A Prussian missionary came to Gravelotte to work in 1916, and thus the town was named after The Battle of Gravelotte, France and the farm owned by the missionary. Gravelotte was the site of a battle between Germans who were led by King William of Prussia and the French under leadership of Marshall Bazaine on the 18th August 1870.

The town of Gravelotte started its existence in mining as the region is rich in minerals, iron ore and semi-precious stones with the major attraction being tourism.

Gravelotte and towns like, Tzaneen, Magoebaskloof, Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa are among the hottest places in South Africa.

This area is predominatly bushveld with game farms and lodges to cater for tourism. The Drakensberg Mountains are the beacons for the region along with the Blyderiver Canyon conservancy.

Tourist attractions in the region are Ebenezer Dam, Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, Letaba Ranch and the Selati Game Reserve.

The Ebenezer Dam, located in Haenertsburg is a scene like no other when weather conditions prevail; cloaking the hilltop in clouds and the dam is situated above the clouds. This dam is ideal for bass fishing.

Towns surrounding Gravelotte are just as attractive. These towns include Letsitele (which is a township outside Phalaborwa and Litchis are grown on the farms nearby), Tzaneen, Duiwelskloof and Steelpoort.

The region is also a tobacco producing region along with fruit such as the banana plantations in Tzaneen and Duiwelskloof. The region will keep nature lovers busy for a long time with so much untainted nature to view all year round.

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