Broederstroom lies in the Daspoortrand area in the foothills of the Magaliesberg and was founded in 1903 when the Jallapor family opened a trading post here. The name means “Brother‘s stream” in Afrikaans. The town is a popular tourist stop because it is close to the Hartbeespoort Dam.
Adventure And Sport
Phalandingwe Nature Trail: Make it a personal adventure and explore the Phalandingwe Nature Trail on foot.
Lesedi Cultural Village: Lesedi, the “place of light”, is a multi-cultural village set among the pristine bushveld of the Broederstroom area less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg. Four traditional homesteads (Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, and Basotho) still function as in Africa of old. Accept the invitation extended by the Zulu warrior in his rounded beehive hut, the proud Xhosa in his perfectly thatched rondavel, the friendly Pedi and his rhythmic drums and whistle music and the mountain-dwelling Basotho with his trademark coloured blankets. While your hosts lead you through their homesteads, they will teach you about their culture, history, legends and tribal folklore. Tourists can overnight in traditional huts that provide all the comforts of home, including a comfortable bed and a beautiful private bathroom. Most meals at Lesedi are traditionally African. Visitors are also treated to African singing and dancing. Other attractions of the area include game drives, hiking trails, guided Anglo-Boer War history tours, craft markets, horse riding, bird watching, tennis, bowls and two golf courses.
Fauna And Flora
Hartbeeshoek Wildplaas: Take a ride in a hot-air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of Hartbeeshoek Wildplaas (Game Farm) and its many four-footed inhabitants. This popular tourist venue offers organised trips that include extras such as a champagne breakfast.
Margaret Roberts Herb Farm: Margaret Roberts has justly earned widespread recognition for her knowledge of herbs and she has written many books on the subject. Her herb farm, on which she grows medicinal, culinary and aromatic herbs, is open to the public on Wednesdays. The traditional apothecary’s shop, nursery, herbarium, country kitchen, fairy village and small chapel combine to create an atmosphere that inspires people to become herbal-wise and healthy. If you plan on attending one of the herb workshops, be sure to make arrangements well in advance. The same applies for group visits.
Renosterspruit Nature Reserve: The Renosterspruit Nature Reserve was established with the protection of the natural wildlife and vegetation of the area in mind.