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Welcome to Thaba Chweu

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality came into being after the December 5th 2000 local government elections. It is located in the north-western region of the Mpumalanga province. The escarpment divides the district into eastern and western halves. The western half (Lydenburg district) is dominated by agricultural and farming activities, while forestry is the main economic activity of the eastern half (Sabie/Graskop district).

Thaba Chweu is one of the major tourist attraction areas in South Africa. Mashishing (previously Lydenburg) is the oldest town in the province, and a hub of heritage where the famous Lydenburg Heads, which are said to date back to 400AD, were found in the 1950s. Also found here are old stone houses. Most of all, this is the home of trout fishing.

Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The name Sabie is derived from the Tsonga Shangaan word "Ulusaba" which means fearful. The Shangaan called this river Ulusaba because the river was once teeming with dangerous Nile crocodiles and as a result, the Tsonga Shangaan people dubbed it Ulusaba (fearful river).

Graskop is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp but it now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. The name is Afrikaans for grassy peak. “God’s Window”, a scenic view from the escarpment of the Lowveld below, is located outside the town.

Pilgrim’s Rest (Afrikaans: Pelgrimsrus) is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. It was the second of the Transvaal gold fields, attracting a rush of prospectors in 1873, soon after the MacMac diggings started some 5 km away. Alluvial panning eventually gave way to deeper ore mining. In the 1970s the town, not greatly changed, became a tourist destination.

Cities/Towns: Mashishing (Lydenburg), Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrim's Rest
Economic Sectors: Mining, Forestry, Agriculture, Business services, Tourism

 

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Welcome to the Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.

Our Goals

1

People

Putting our people and our visitors to Mpumalanga first

2

Services

Deliver quality and stable services to our towns and rural areas

3

Protect

Uphold our local Government laws and regulations

Discover Mashishing, Mpumalanga

Mashishing (previously Lydenburg) is a town in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Officially known as Mashishing, Lydenburg is situated on the Sterkspruit/Dorps River tributary of the Olifants River at the base of the Long Tom Pass. The name is derived from the Dutch Lijdenburg, or "Town of Suffering". Lydenburg has become the centre of the South African fly-fishing industry and is an agricultural and mining hub. Read More

Read more about Mashishing - from our deep-seeded agricultural economy to our historical heritage.

Discover Sabie, Mpumalanga

Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The name Sabie is derived from the Tsonga Shangaan word "Ulusaba" which means fearful. The Shangaan called this river Ulusaba because the river was once teeming with dangerous Nile crocodiles and as a result, the Tsonga Shangaan people dubbed it Ulusaba (fearful river). Read More

Read more about the town of Sabie - nestled deep in one of the worlds largest timber industries and tourism hotspots.

Discover Graskop, Mpumalanga

Graskop is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp but it now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. The name is Afrikaans for grassy peak. “God’s Window”, a scenic view from the escarpment of the Lowveld below, is located outside the town. Read More

Read more about the town of Graskop - situated at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains, bustling with attractions.

Discover Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Pilgrim’s Rest (Afrikaans: Pelgrimsrus) is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. It was the second of the Transvaal gold fields, attracting a rush of prospectors in 1873, soon after the MacMac diggings started some 5 km away. Alluvial panning eventually gave way to deeper ore mining. In the 1970s the town, not greatly changed, became a tourist destination. Read More

Read more about the town of Pilgrim's Rest - a world renowned historical location dating back to the gold rush era.

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Contact the Thaba Chweu Municipality

  • Cnr Sentraal & Viljoen Street
  • Lydenburg
  • Mpumalanga
  • 1120
  • South Africa
  • 013 235 7300
  • 013 235 1108
  • http://www.thabachweu.gov.za

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