About 50km east of Pretoria along the N4 Highway sits the little town of Bronkhorstspruit. Being such a short drive from both Pretoria and Witbank, it makes for a nice and easy impulsive weekend break from the urban treadmill. Established in 1858 with the arrival of a group of Voortrekkers, Bronkhorstspruit was originally named Kalkoenkransrivier - it was only in 1897 that the South African Republic formally approved the town. Not only is it a convenient weekend destination, the town plays host to the Nan Hua Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Namaste.
Things To Do
- For the adrenaline junkie in you, Kungwini has a collection of 4x4 trails ranging from mild to wild. The trail runs through the eastern-most part of the Magaliesberg, past koppies and a few beautiful African ruins.
- Die Sinkshack is a restaurant, bar, live entertainment venue and guest house. Wash down your ice cold beer with live acoustic music and a relaxed vibe.
- For your art fix, the Anton Smit Sculpture Park is a must. Set against a backdrop of natural rock formations, manicured laws and succulent gardens overlooking the Bronkhorstspruit Dam, you can enjoy an extensive collection of sculptures and installations. There is also an on-site coffee shop that's open daily.
- The Nan Hua Temple is your go-to for a peaceful soul-searching weekend retreat - just the antidote for the frazzled city soul.
Where You'll Also Find Us
Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) • Barrydale • Baviaanskloof • Betty's Bay • Bonnievale • Bredasdorp • Caledon • Calitzdorp • Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai • Cape Peninsula & Surrounds • Cape St Francis & St Francis Bay • Ceres • Citrusdal • Clanwilliam & Cederberg • Colesberg • Darling • De Rust • Elands Bay • Gansbaai • George • Grabouw & Elgin Valley • Greyton • Hermanus • Hogsback • Jozi and Surrounds • Knysna • Ladismith • Malgas • Matjiesfontein • McGregor • Montagu • Mossel Bay • Napier • Oudtshoorn • Paarl • Plettenberg Bay • Port Elizabeth • Porterville • Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond • Riebeek West & Riebeek-Kasteel • Robertson • Rustenburg • St Helena Bay • Stanford • Stilbaai • Sutherland • Swellendam • Tulbagh • Velddrif • Vermaaklikheid • Wellington • Wilderness • Worcester & Hex Valley • Yzerfontein