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Barberton, also known as the Daisy Town, was founded on 24 July 1884 by the then-Gold Commissioner David Wilson, named after Barber and his cousin Fred who discovered gold in the area. This was the beginning of gold mining in South Africa. With that, Barberton became known throughout the world, and attracted fortune-seekers from far and wide. Mining was primitive and dangerous, the pioneers continued to seek fortunes with undaunted spirit, endured untold hardships, suffered disappointments and disasters, but, encouraged by a sprinkling of successes and unexpected triumphs, carried on. The first settlers in the region is a little more vague. Ancient San rock art in the mountains gives us a clue - as do the stone terraced walls, religious icons and gravesites that are evidences of a link with Hindu culture. The first known settlers, however, were the Swazi people, in 1864, after the defeat of Mswati forces by the Mpumalanga at Mariepskop. Barberton and district are situated in the southern part of Mpumalanga. The annual rainfall is approximately 755 mm occurring in the summertime. The average temperature in summer is 28ºC with a pleasant winter temperature of 17ºC. Shopping facilities include a large number of national retailers catering for most of the needs of the community. Banks, building societies, insurance companies, attorneys and other professional services such as auditors, consultants and engineering professionals are available. Medical facilities include a private and government hospital, doctors, dentists, optometrists, para-medical services, ambulance and clinics.

Barberton Manor Guest House

Barberton Manor Guest House is situated in Barberton, Mpumalanga, and offers accommodation in three luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms have fans, TV with DSTV, pressed ceilings, ...

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Chill Inn

The Chill Inn is situated in Barberton which is known for its unique geological surroundings. There is lots of activities to be done in and around town including an interesting historical background....

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Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge

Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in eight colonial styled rooms in overlooking the magnificent Mpumalanga escarpment.The property features a variety of fauna and ...

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Jock of the Bushveld

Join us at Jock of the Bushveld self catering chalets - where nature roams! This charming holiday resort, midway between Nelspruit and Barberton, on the scenic Panorama Route, is a unique and acces...

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Old Coach Road Guest House

Family owned since 1997. Situated in a nature conservation area 12 km outside Barberton on the R38 Kaapmuiden road. the guest house offers quiet weekend getaways. For the more active, there is a 6k...

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Oppikoppi Inni Krater

If you want to overnight in luxury style, with a view to die for, without having to pay an arm and a leg, then Oppikoppi is just the place for you.With its rustic style it creates a unique atmosphere ...

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