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 subtropical fruit and sugar cane is produced. The water of the Kaap River, a tributary of the Crocodile River, is used for irrigation. A large stone cross, erected in 1950 by the “Afrikaanse Sending Genootskap (Afrikaans Missionary Society), stands as a beacon on the hillside above the town.
Adventure And Sport
There are many adventure sport opportunities in the area, as well as many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the areas in the immediate vicinity of the town.
Art And Crafts
Painted Stone Garden: Nukain Mabusa’s arty stone garden, in the vicinity of Kaapmuiden, definitely warrants a visit. When Nukain became bored with his surroundings, he took up his paintbrush and decorated the stones around his house with colourful patterns. A work of art in its own right!