There are so many reasons to love Lydenburg.

The quaint little town of Lydenburg is a perfect drawcard for creatives from all walks of life. Situated in Thaba Chweu, Mpumalanga, this town is also known as Mahishing.

The town is flanked by the Sterkspruit/Dorps River tributary which flows from the Lepelle at the foot of the Long Tom Pass.

The name of Lydenburg was taken from the Dutch – Lijdenberg, which translated, means suffering. This gorgeous jewel of a town has become popular amongst anglers for its fly-fishing as well as being a buzzing agricultural and mining hub.

Furthermore, the picturesque town of Lydenburg has much to offer visitors and locals alike.

For those visiting, accommodation in Lydenburg is plentiful, offering everything from casual overnight stays in cute B & B establishments, to smarter offerings. The secret is to select the one that fits you best, whether it is a group being catered for, or a laid-back weekend for romantic couples.

The thing is – visiting this neck of the woods will leave you spoilt for choice with a wide range of stunning hotels and other upmarket and casual accommodation to hand-pick for an unforgettable stay. Overshadowed by the majestic Steenkampsberg and Mauchesberg Mountain Ranges, the nights are cold and the days pleasantly warm.

Not too far from Jozi and Pretoria, Lydenburg is a great place as a stopover on the way to the Kruger National Park.

A “must see” is the Lydenburg Waterfall which presents three eye-popping waterfalls and is without question one of the most memorable in Mpumalanga.