Barberton is situated in the De Kaap Valley at the foot of the Mkhonjwa Mountains. Jacaranda and Flamboyant trees line the streets and transform the town into a palette of green, purple and fiery, orange-red when the trees flower. When Graham Barber discovered gold here in 1883, people flocked to the area by the thousands […]


Kaapmuiden is situated at the foot of the Crocodile Gorge and at the confluence of the Kaap and Crocodile Rivers, in the lovely De Kaap Valley. The town was established here as a junction on the “Oosterlijn”, the Pretoria-Lourenco Marques (Maputo) railway line and has since become a commercial centre for the surrounding area where […]


Komatipoort is situated close to the border post with neighbouring Mozambique at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers – yet another early (1890) siding and supply base for the NZASM “Oosterlijn” Railway line to Mozambique. Today, the town with its lovely, tree-lined streets is still a major railway terminus serving both the main […]


“Emlalani”, the Swazi name of the town, means “Place of the small Lala Palms”. The name has an interesting historical connotation, as the Emlalani regiment of Swazi King Mswati was stationed where the town now stands, to guard the river against insurgent Bapedi tribes. Originally a farm, Malelane was only proclaimed a township in 1949. […]