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The town of Piet Retief is located in the famous Assegai Valley in the South East of Mpumalanga in South Africa. The earliest Voortrekkers established the town of Piet Retief in 1883. Since then, it has grown into a sizeable town with a prospering tourism industry.
The name ‘Piet Retief’ is synonymous with the Great Trek and the violent battles that ensued as Piet Retief and his Voortrekkers moved through South Africa. This area was the site for many battles fought between – and – as the Voortrekers advanced through the province. Today the town is a vibrant village that thrives on the tourists that pass through, and those that stay.
There are many memorials to mark the violent history of this area. But, aside from the historical significance of this town, there is a vibrant community that lives here all year around. Set against the backdrop of the epic Drakensberg Mountains, this town caters to tourists and... 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.