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The little farming town of Bronkhorstspruit may not be one you’re familiar with, but this Northern Gauteng rural enclave is history laden and incredibly beautiful. Its aesthetic appeal is so lovely that once travellers have encountered it, they often return for more visits. Approximately 50km east of the South African capital city of Pretoria, Bronkhorstspruit forms a farming community triangle with Bapsfontein and Rayton.
Initially, Bronkhorstspruit was used as an important railway station between the borders of the now Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces, and was also the scene of an epic historical showdown; one of the first serious clashes of the First Boer War is said to have taken place in close proximity to this little farming town. Today, another very good reason to visit Bronkhorstspruit is because it is the location of a famous Buddhist Centre known as Nan Hua Buddhist Temple. The Nan Hua Buddhist Temple is the African headquarters of the Buddha... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.