The small town of Piet Retief is situated on the Assegai River in the extreme
South East of Mpumalanga. Weary travelers heading from Gauteng to the coast
would be well-advised to rest in one of the many well-maintained guesthouses in
the area. Piet Retief is the last major town before reaching the Elephant Coast,
so it is also a good place to stock up on last minute items.
It is situated in the center of huge timber plantations and was originally established in 1883 on the farms Osloop and Geluk. The town gets its name from the voortrekker Piet Retief who was killed by the Zulu King Dingane in 1838, and whose descendants were the founders of the original village. Settlers of many nationalities, many of them Scots and Germans, found Piet Retief to be a charming village and an attractive farming area. The surrounding area abounded with indigenous hardwoods, including yellowwood and other valuable timbers, and these were initially cut up into planks and sent to the Transvaal Republic.
There was large scale planting of wattle between 1900 and 1910, and after the advent of the railways in 1911, forestry and woodworking soon became important industries in Piet Retief, and timber was transported from the area to the whole of South Africa and exported overseas. Piet Retief has developed into an important center for the timber industry with over 75000 ha of forest. Scottish and German influence can still be seen in the area, and German is still the first language of many families.
WhereToStay Piet Retief accommodation ranges from a variety of specific categories such as Piet Retief self catering accommodation to Piet Retief b and b accommodation and many more.
More sought after Piet Retief accommodation categories include Piet Retief pet-friendly and Piet Retief wheelchair-friendly accommodation. If you are specifically pursuing these Piet Retief accommodation categories, then we highly recommend that you contact the accommodation owner directly to ensure that the facilities are satisfactory and to your liking.
The Piet Retief pet-friendly accommodation and the Piet Retief wheelchair-friendly accommodation facilities can vary between large Piet Retief Hotels as well as small room only accommodation. Self catering Piet Retief accommodation will occupy the majority of these listings.
99% of all Piet Retief guest houses listed on WhereToStay will display rates for your convenience. Occasionally a Piet Retief guest house will ask you to request a quotation.
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See our full list of Piet Retief accommodation special categories at the top of this page
WhereToStay Piet Retief Akkommodasie wissel van `n verskeidenheid van spesifieke categoriee soos Piet Retief selfsorg akkommodasie, Piet Retief, b en b blyplekke en nog veel meer.
Meer gesogte Piet Retief slaapplek kategoriee sluit in Piet Retief troeteldier-vriendelike blyplekke en Piet Retief rolstoel-vriendelike akkommodasie.
As jy spesifiek vrae oor die voorsetting van hierdie Piet Retief blyplekke, sal dit raadsaam wees om kontak met die eienaars te maak om te verseker dat die fasiliteite bevredend is en na you hart.
Die Piet Retief troeteldier-vriendelike verblyf en Piet Retief rolstoel-vriendelike vakansie blyplekke kan wissel tussen Piet Retief Hotelle asook klein kamer akkommodasie in Piet Retief. Piet Retief selfsorg slaapplekke sal die meerderheid van hiedie inskrywings beset.
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