The Acornhoek complex of townships runs in an almost continuous line alongside the main Kruger National Park arterial road to Hazyview, Mpumalanga. When looking for accommodation in Kruger National Park (41km) and Hazyview (68km) Mpumalanga, you'll be spoilt for choice at Kruger Park, Mpumalanga accommodation in Kruger Park, Mpumalanga Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Kruger Park, Mpumalanga Bush Lodge accommodation, Kruger Park, Mpumalanga Self Catering accommodation, and Kruger National Park, Hazyview accommodation in the area.
Acornhoek grew as a result of its position in a generous countryside of tobacco, cotton and vegetable farming, and is well known for the artists and craftspeople of the Acornhoek Shangana Cultural Village, who sell spectacular bead-work, and love to recount their history and customs, showing warriors weapons and traditional healing practices. The Acornhoek cultural village offers a series of tours, events and festivals geared towards giving visitors an insight into the traditional way of life of the Shangaan people. The Acork evening festival includes a torch-lit procession to Chief Soshangana's kraal, which includes traditional dancing, music and choirs, then the chief's wives serve a feast of crocodile strips, mopane worms and fire-grilled corn-wheels.
Acornhoek, Mpumalanga is in close proximity to many game reserves, including the two million hectare Kruger National Park, which hosts many private nature reserves, where you will find Kruger Park, Mpumalanga accommodation - from luxury Kruger Park Bush Lodges, to Caravan and Camping accommodation in Kruger park area, which is still exclusive but affordable.
Things to do in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga :
- Mapusha Weavers is an enterprising group of Shangaan and Mapulaneng Sotho women who work in their rural studio near the village of Acornhoek. Their hand made rugs, tapestries, bags, and other woven masterpieces are made from wool or cotton spun and dyed using age-old techniques, and are all original works of art.
- Take time out to visit the nearby Mapulaneng Hiking Trail, known for its spectacular waterfalls, wonderful scenery and Acornhoek self catering accommodation in chalets and bungalows.
- Sometimes at night after a rain shower, swarms of termites appear and local people run to catch them. These termites are very large, almost 6 cm long and about a 1.2cm wide. Not only are they meaty, but they taste good too. They can be added into just about any dish as a meat substitute, or used to make a stew.
Warning : If you are driving, do not use the car wipers. Termite blood is like super glue, and you will need to scrape them off your wind-shield.
Acornhoek, named after the acorn like fruits of the local mabula tree, is a small town in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, North-West of popular Komatipoort, (one of the hottest towns in South Africa, where temperatures can reach almost 48C). In Komatipoort you'll find a slew of Komatipoort accommodation - such as Komatipoort Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Komatipoort Self Catering Apartment accommodation, Komatipoort Room Only, Komatipoort Self Catering Cottage accommodation options.
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