CALEDON, WESTERN CAPE - SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA - TRAVEL S HELPER

SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA

CALEDON, WESTERN CAPE

Caledon is situated on the N2 national road in the Overberg region in the Western Cape province of South Africa, located about 113 kilometres (70 mi) east of Cape Town next to mineral-rich hot springs. As of 2011 it had a population of 13,020. It is located in, and the seat of, the Theewaterskloof Local Municipality.

Caledon is famous for its hot springs, discovered by the early Khoi-Khoi people before the Europeans attributed healing properties to the iron-rich waters and opened a sick house and later a sanatorium, which was destroyed by fireREAD MORE

TSHIPISE - SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA - TRAVEL S HELPER

SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA

TSHIPISE

Tshipise is a town in Vhembe District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Holiday resort 39 km south-east of Musina and 86 km north-east of Louis Trichardt. It was developed from 1936. Formerly spelt Chipise, the name is said to be derived from chia fisu, ‘burn’, ‘be hot’, referring to the mineral springs at 65°CREAD MORE

BADPLAAS (EMANZANA) - SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA - TRAVEL S HELPER

SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA

BADPLAAS (EMANZANA)

The small resort town of Badplaas (or Emanzana – the Swazi name) is known for the healing waters of a sulphur spring that pumps out 30 000 litres a day, spectacular views, a serene and lovely mountain backdrop (paradoxically named Ndumudlumu – ‘Place of Much Thunder’ in Swazi), and colourful  and prolific bird-life.

Badplaas came into being as a result of the discovery of gold in Barberton, when it became a major stopover on a wagon route that made its way to the Lowveld, where Boer farmers had settledREAD MORE

BELA-BELA - SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA - By TRAVEL S HELPER

SPA TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA

BELA-BELA

Bela-Bela (Tswana: The pot that boils) is a town in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Deriving its name from the geothermic hot springs around which the town was built, it was formerly called Warmbaths, officially changed to the current name in 2002. 

The town is situated in the Waterberg District of the Limpopo Province. It lies off the N1 road between Pretoria and Polokwane (Pietersburg). Its hot springs produce 22,000 litres per hour at 52 °C (126 °F)READ MORE

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