Machadodorp, formally known as Geluk, is a town situated in the Mpumalanga Province after being established decades ago. The town was officially established by Europeans in 1894 after a railway station was built as an extension of the Delagoa Bay, Nelspruit railway line. The surveyor that was responsible for this task was a Portuguese immigrant named Joachim Machado, who was an engineer. In his honour the town was thus named Machadodorp.
Machadodorp like most of the North Eastern region of South Africa has a mystique and beauty which is captivating. This in turn guarantees that tourism will play a role in the sustainability of the town.
The town is located in the Highlands Meander and on the banks of the Elands River with a natural radioactive spring which is claimed to have natural healing properties.
The town today has industries entrenched in chrome mining and forestry for the supply of timber to various industries.
The secondary and very large portion of the sustainability to the town is tourism which has a myriad of attractions to entertain and captivate.
Tourists visit the area for the following attractions, namely the BaKoni Ruins, Machadodorp Fly Fishing Park, the Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve and the Num-Num Trail.
Properties in the town are of mixed use and thus values depend or requirement and use.
The many guest houses, lodges and Bed and Breakfast’s are an indication of where the property market is heading and it is stable and in high demand because of the proximity of the town to the various amenities and tourist attractions, schools and malls.
It is a town with the benefit of being set in picturesque nature and having all the tourist amenities in abundance.
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