Lothair And Lochiel

Lothair lies close to the Swaziland border in an area covered with the lakes, trees and long, green grass so reminiscent of Scotland. This village, named after the title of a novel written in 1878 by the Earl of Beaconsfield, as well as the small village of Lochiel, were part of the eccentric Scotsman, Alexander McCorkindale’s efforts to establish a “Little Scotland” in this part of the world. Today, Lothair is located in the heart of one of the largest tanning-bark industries in the province, a mere 65 km from Ermelo at the end of the railway line used to transport timber from Breyten.

Lochiel is a busy forestry centre situated among plantations of pine and Eucalyptus trees. A number of hiking trails meander through the plantations and water-sport and angling facilities are available at several large dams in the area.

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