A stunning bushveld environment, a multicultural community and history give Mogalakwena its unique character. The Municipality boasts fascinating ancient caves, the Big Five, San rock art, curios, typically bushveld food and drinks such as biltong (dried meat) and mampoer (a potent drink), tropical gardens and traditional dancing. The area is rich in minerals, platinum, diamonds and granite. In the adjacent rural area of Mahwereleng traditional lifestyles are still maintained. Mokopane also offers a wonderful selection of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, camping and 4x4 trails, to birding, angling and game viewing. Just two hours from Gauteng, the town provides the perfect getaway destination and the ideal stop-over for travellers en route to Botswana, Zimbabwe and the Kruger National Park. Mokopane, the town formerly known as Potgietersrus is the hub of Mogalakwena Municipality and serves a rich agricultural area in which wheat, tobacco, cotton, beef, maize, peanuts and citrus are farmed.