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Mine/Quarry Msauli, Abandoned Town & Asbestos Mine

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Located in South Africa :: Mpumalanga
Category: Commercial & Industrial :: Mine/Quarry

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Nothing short of a ghost town with barely a breathing soul. A handful of quiet residents make it the ideal hideaway for a peace-seeking recluse. Abandoned houses, school, chapel, liquor store and club house lead to lots of speculation about the towns heydays, a flourishing community with dreams abounding. The still colourful but rusty and overgrown merry-go-round invites sounds of childrens' laughter from years gone by, while the skateboard rink may still work perfectly after a good sweep of fallen leaves. Loose rocks with reams of asbestos are to be found all around.

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Address : Mpumalanga, South Africa

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“I lived in Msauli from 1983 until 1989. I started school in Diepgezet Laerskool and completed Gr2 in 1989. The town was a magical town to grow up in. No tar roads. We used to get our milk (in milk 2L cartons)every Sunday from Andy's shop at the clubhouse. Before the church was built, services were held in the school hall. The pool was always a hive of activities on weekends. The merry-go-round was only used on weekends and was painted in the old rugby province flag colours. We used to take inflated inner tubes and go down river. My dad used to play golf every Sunday. We used to go hiking in the mountain behind our house looking for dried flowers. Pure heaven!We also hiked up small mountain streams. The water was ice cold and so pure! Missing those days so much. Was pure heaven. I visited the town in 2006 . Will post pictures soon :-)” - Christo Boshoff, 2017/03/22

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