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Mamotale Game Lodge offers some leisure activity for everyone's taste.  You can enjoy our 4x4 Routes, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Bird Watching, Rifle & Bow Hunting, Bass Fishing (catch & release), Sundowner Drives or just relax around the swimming pool on the magnificent deck overlooking  the valley. 

We are situated close to various tourist attractions well-known Worldwide for the unique African and bushveld scenery, as well as the Kruger National park for it's Big Five wild animals (Elephant, Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Leopard and Lion).  Here are some of this area's attractions

Come enjoy a stay in this tranquil home away from home.
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History of Ohrigstad: 

The first recorded movement of Europeans into the region occurred in 1723 when a group of 19 men from Maputo was in search of a supposed ‘mountain of iron”. Historians believe that this mountain of iron may have been Ironstone Kop at Malelane. The group were however attacked and killed by local inhabitants before they could reach the mountain.

The second recorded entry of Europeans into the region was when Louis Trichard and his party attempted to establish a route from the Transvaal Highveld to Maputo. However Malaria would take its toll on the trekkers.

Despite the Trichard trek setback, the Voortrekkers made a gradual progression northward and by 1845 there were enough settlers along the eastern portion of the central Transvaal plateau to indicate the need for some form of locally centralized government. The Republic of Ohrigstad and surrounding country was formed.

Malaria fever struck Ohrigstad and wiped out most of the population. In 1849 the then Volksraad decided to establish Lydenburg,”the town of suffering”, in memory of those who died in Ohrigstad.

Mogaba (Berg Sering):

Idyllic to our area is the Mogaba tree. At the start of Autumn all the mountains are dressed in the most beautiful Autumn colours. See the splendour of the Mogaba Tree (kirkii wilmsii) in their autumn dress in the month of May.

 

 

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