Mookgophong used to be known as Naboomspruit. Mookgophong is situated about 40km southwest of Mokopane, (Potgietersrus) at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains. This is a malaria free area.
The town of Mookophong started after a prospector named Adolph Erasmus discovered tin deposits in the area and miners rushed to the area. Later Erasmus also discovered platinum in the area and even more miners flocked to the town. Municipal status was awarded to the town of Mookophong in 1938.
Various crops are grown in the area. These include corn, nuts and citrus fruit. There are also cattle farms in the area.
The Mookgophong area has numerous hot springs and tourists are well catered for. Accommodation in the area includes self-catering chalets and lodges. Nylvlei Nature Reserve and the Doorndraai Dam offer excellent opportunities for game and bird watching.
There are also private reserves in the Mookgophong area that offer game drives onsite, horse riding and guided nature trails. Other facilities are Internet access, conference facilities, golf, satellite TV and an onsite restaurant.