Polokwane

Information

History of Polokwane in the 1840s: The Voortrekkers, under the leadership of Andries Potgieter, established Zoutpansbergdorp, a town 100 km to the south-east. This settlement had to be abandoned because of clashes with the local tribes. They founded a new town in 1886 and named it Pietersburg in honour of Voortrekker leader Petrus Jacobus Joubert. The British built a concentration camp here during the Anglo-Boer War to house almost 4.000 Boer women and children. The town became a city on 23 April 1992 and on the 11 June 2003 changed its name to Polokwane Attractions Hunting - Pietersburg is considered the premier hunting destination in South Africa. Eersteling Monuments - The site of the country's first gold crushing site and its first gold power plant are marked by monuments. Open-Air Museum - This museum depicts the traditional and modern-day culture and lifestyle of the Bakone people. Other attractions include:  The Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum, which depicts the traditional and modern-day lifestyle of this people. The Pietersburg Game Reserve, which has more than 21 species and offers scenic walks.  The Savannah Centre, a modern shopping centre. Several 2010 World Cup matches were played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Sources: www.polokwane.org.za

Contact Details

Physical Address:

Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

Telephone Number:

0834278629

+27 (0) 15 290 7300

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