Kwaggafontein is a small town in the Cultural Heartlands region of Mpumalanga in South Africa. The Cultural Heartlands is often referred to as Lanatus country because of the Encephalartos Lanatus, a species of Cycad (some are more than 4 000 years old), which is endemic to the catchment area of the Olifants River, where it grows wild. There are many wild flowers like Arum Lilies which transform the area into a magical garden during summer. This region is also known for its abundant mining and farming, and offers agricultural tours to working farms and industrial tours to the collieries and steel manufacturing plants. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Boer War Route leading through the area. There are plenty of fascinating relics from this period to look at. The Cultural Heartlands also immerses visitors in the colourful Ndebele culture. These people are famous for their vibrant house painting, bead work and crafts, all of which are on display at cultural villages in the region. Visit more of these colourful villages such as Matibidi, Waterval and Twoline. Here community tourism is on the rise, allowing visitors to enjoy authentic South African rural life. Stop by the village of Botshabelo, where the Bible was translated for the first time from English into Ndebele.
Although a small town, Kwaggafontein offers visitors a range of activites to do in and around the area, from hiking to bird watching.There are a few restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.