South Africa :: Mpumalanga
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Belfast is a, small town in the Mpumalanga Highlands 200 km East of Pretoria. At 2,025m above sea level it is one of the coldest and highest towns in South Africa. In 1890 President Kruger declared the farm Tweefontein in the district of Lydenburg, as a town with the name 'Belfast'. It was named after Richard O'Neill from Belfast in Northern Ireland who owned the farm on which the town was built. The town is renowned for its excellent trout fishing, sheep and dairy farming, as well as a maize, potatoes and timber industry. Coal and a black granite are mined around Belfast. Around 6 million tulip bulbs for export are produced there annually.
|Address :||Belfast, Mpumalanga, South Africa|
Approx. 200 km east of Pretoria & Johannesburg via N4 and 200km west of the Kruger National Park.
|Police Station :||Yes|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)13 253 0408|
|Facilities :||Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer|
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