The attractive hillside town of Sabie, at the source of the Sabie River, lies under the impressive Spitskop and Mauchsberg Mountains and Mount Anderson and has always been a popular place for South Africans looking for a family-friendly holiday. The town owes its formal founding to the discovery of gold in 1871, by which time the area had already become a popular camping ground for hunters and explorers. Its restored settler buildings, numerous high quality restaurants, friendly bars and coffee shops along with the surrounding tranquil forests, exhilarating activities and plentiful scenic views continue to make it a wonderful friendly hangout for a peaceful retreat. Sabie even won the coveted South African Town of the Year in 2012.
The Long Tom (Creusot) Cannon was made in France and was accurate over a range of up to 10 kilometres, far longer than any British cannon of that era. The Boers destroyed all their Long Toms to prevent them from falling into British hands, so anything you see is a replica!
Sabie Information: +27 (0)13 764 3599