Marble was first discovered in the area in 1913 and in 1929 mining started in a big way when the Marble Lime Company was formed to work the site, in which no less than 15 varieties of marble are quarried. In 1936 a railway line was built to the town. Marble and lime are still mined here, but the region also has a busy citrus-farming and intensive cotton-growing industry. The Marble Hall/Groblersdal area is a popular agri-tourism destination because of the variety of its products, including seedless grapes, tobacco, vegetables and wheat produced here. Crocodile and ostrich-farming are some of the other activities of the area.
Adventure And Sport
Golf: The town sports a 9-hole golf course that can also be used by visitors.
Hunting: The Marble Hall/Groblersdal farming area is a popular area for hunting. Rifles are usually available for rent and most hunting venues have up-to-date, modern facilities.
Fauna And Flora
Skuinsdraai Nature Reserve: This reserve near the town has several different species of animals.