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About Kaapmuiden

On the N4 route between Nelspruit and Malelane there aren’t too many interesting towns, however there is one that stands out by the name of Kaapmuiden (Cape Mouth), essentially a small farming town, situated at the confluence of the Kaap and Crocodile Rivers in Mpumalanga. The town began as a junction on the Netherlands-South African Railway Company (NZASM)'s route from Pretoria to Delagoa Bay.

A large abandoned silo visible from the road, recently brightly painted to attract visitors, is a landmark which adds to its tourism appeal along with its excellent butcher. The beautiful old-style tin roofed houses that line the main street are worth a look at.

The area of Kaapmuiden is mainly farm land which produces sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The local farmers make cheerful hosts with their farm accommodation that is ideally situated only 25 kilometres away from the Kruger National Park.

The beautiful De Kaap River provides some excellent fishing opportunities in deep pools. About 20 farms have combined to form an eco-reserve which allows game such as rhino, kudu, nyala and buffalo to roam freely, which provides good local game viewing. There are many hiking trails and bike routes in the area for those with an outdoor passion for wildlife and a bit of dirt. Kaapmuiden also lies in close proximity to both the Leopard Creek Golf Course and Malelane Golf Club.

Quick Facts

Province: Mpumalanga
Country: South Africa
Address: Kaapmuiden, South Africa

Why go?

- Kruger national park
- Fishing
- Game viewing
- Hiking
- Mountain biking
- Golf