Visit the town of Breyten in Mpumalanga, South Africa
 
A bird watchers paradise just outside Breyten
   
The rooftops of Breyten
The historic station signal tower

Breyten, with its "sleepy hollow" image, is situated between Carolina and Ermelo in Mpumalanga. The source of the Vaal River lies about 2 kilometres from the town, which also has a thriving coal mining industry, a well established leatherworks and a budding weaving industry.

The town is surrounded by a large farming community. Apart from maize, sheep and cattle, Breyten is becoming renowned for its apple farming.

A number of guest houses and guest farms offer a host of outdoor activities of an active or sedentary nature. Angling, hiking, birdwatching, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, hunting and wing shooting. There are also a number of challenging trails for 4x4 enthusiasts.

Breyten is steeped in history. The railway station was a huge shunting yard in the past and a few of the defunct coal mines can be explored.

The town is equipped with all the basic requirements, and there are pubs and restaurants catering for the thirsty or hungry traveler.


Let Breyten surprise you!




LOCAL CONTACTS:

Breyten Information Office
Kokkie Johnston
Tel/Fax: + 27 (0)17 913-1222
Cell: + 27 (0)82 685 5916

Internet address:
www.linx.co.za/breyten

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