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Lydenburg at a glance

The small and historic town of Lydenburg is situated in the heart of Mpumalanga. It is less than three hours away from the landmark city of Pretoria, and nestles idyllically at the foothills of the iconic Long Tom Pass – and more specifically on the Sterkspruit or Dorps River tributary stemming from the Olifants River.
 
Lydenburg is surrounded by the glorious mountain ranges of Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg, and has four main rivers running through or fringing the area, making this quaint town an absolute paradise for nature lovers and 4X4 enthusiasts.
 
Its locational centrality also places Lydenburg property owners favourably within exploratory reach of major attractions and landmarks, such as Blyde River Canyon, Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve, and the internationally renowned Kruger Park.
 
What is the Lydenburg property market made up of?
 
Lydenburg, although classified as a small agricultural town, has attracted considerable interest in terms of residential development and commercial activities. South African deeds office reports offer some useful insight into the Lydenburg property markets makeup and composition as well as its sales trends.
 
The real estate market in Lydenburg is unusual insofar as it is comprised of around 95% freehold or full titleLydenburg properties(traditional residential houses in the main) with a relatively low 5% made up of sectional title properties(townhouses, flats and apartments) and little in the way of  residential estate properties at present.
 
This trend in part owes to the small size of the town, in addition to its untouched natural environment in various parts including lush nature reserves and tranquil picnicking and fishing spots.
 
What facilities are within easy reach of Lydenburg property owners?
 
Schooling: Lydenburg offers a range of schooling options catering for students from primary school up to matric. This includes Coromandel Primary, Excelsus Combined School, Lydenburg Christian Private School and Waterval Laerskool.
 
Healthcare: The Lydenburg Hospital is fully equipped and offers comprehensive healthcare services. Medical professionals including doctors, pharmacists, and dentists can be found throughout Lydenburg for high quality professional care.
 
Recreational: Nature reserves, fishing spots and hiking trails are popular pastimes. Lydenburg property owners can also enjoy sports clubs such as those centred on running, cycling and hiking activities – many of which also host local events and fun activities for residents and visitors alike.
 
What are the main industries in Lydenburg?
 
The main industries are thriving primary activities including agriculture, livestock and mining for chrome and platinum. Tourists are also drawn annually to the area due to its fascinating history and attractions.
 
From towering mountain ranges, to unique ecosystems, to manmade and other natural landmarks – guests and residents have much to indulge in! Lydenburg residents and visitors seeking a leisurely lifestyle won’t be disappointed seeing that the town has also become the heart of SA’s fly fishing industry.
 
What’s the history behind Lydenburg as a Town?
 
Lydenburg is saturated with historic significance and cultural heritage like very few other towns. There is an abundance of cultural history seeped in the very ‘heart of Lydenburg’, seeing that the area was home to “Voortrekkers”, “stone-age” tribes from 1500 AD, more advanced “iron-age” inhabitants, and not forgetting the “British imperialists”. Each of these distinct cultures and groups has left long-lasting impacts on the local communities, and the areas historic significance.
 
The Lydenburg property market and related activities are also quite “lively” – which is incidentally also ironical considering that the name of the area translates to “land of suffering”. It was named by Hendrik Potgieter and the Voortrekkers after the tragic and extensive loss of life caused by malaria, resulted in them seeking refuge at the base of the Long Tom Pass.
 
When it comes to ancient artefacts and interesting relics, Lydenburg also stands out. The area is home to one of Mpumalanga’s most popular museums covering the historic Lydenburg Heads, for example, which date back as early as AD500 to AD800.
 
What are the major attractions and landmarks around Lydenburg?

You simply cannot pass through Mpumalanga without making a stop in Lydenburg. From enchanting mountain peaks to, rolling grasslands and unmatched scenic views – Lydenburg is any nature enthusiasts dream destination. The Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve offers premium wildlife and birdlife viewing, as well as hiking and foot safari routes. For instance you will be able to explore the extensive ruins of Stone Age villages dating to earlier than 1500 AD. These just touch the tip of what Lydenburg homeowners and tourists can look forward to when experiencing this culturally-rich town!

Lydenburg, although classified as a small agricultural town, has attracted considerable interest in terms of residential development and commercial activities. South African deeds office reports offer some useful insight into the Lydenburg property markets makeup and composition as well as its sales trends. 

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