Haenertsburg

It is 58km east of Polokwane (Pietersburg). Altitude: 1400m above se-level. Rainfall of 864mm. The village was the centre of the former Woodbush Gold Fields and is named after C F Haenert who was responsible for the start of the gold rush to this area in 1886. On his farm, The Last Hope, Haenert, who died at Polokwane (Pietersburg) in 1894, planted a large coffee plantation. Today there are extensive timber plantations and a large sawmill.

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