Founded in a valley between two majestic strings of mountains by a group of Voortrekkers in 1849, Lydenburg (Place of Suffering) or Mashishing (Place of long Grass) was established as a municipality in 1927. At the foot of the magnificent Long Tom Pass, the town has emerged from an agricultural past into an exciting and vibrant agro-tourism town brimming with history, and has expanded exponentially thanks to the discovery of large platinum deposits. The sky’s the limit!
The stone circles in this region are thought by some archaeologists to date back to an Indian Hindu presence in the region around 2 000 years ago.
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