The early history of Sabie

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At the beginning and towards the middle of the 19th century, the Sabie area was a hunter’s paradise.

huntingNames like Rhenosterhoek and Olifantsgeraamte bear witness to the types of animals frequently hunted. From all over the country, but especially the Highveld, hunters flocked to this area where they camped with their families for weeks and even months, mostly to escape the cold winters.

The men could hunt to their heart’s content while the woman could catch up on the gossip between tending to the daily duties and working the meat.

Transport

The transport wagons passed through Sabie en route from Lydenbug to Delagoa Bay. Percy Fitzpatrick of “Jock of the Bushveld” fame was one traveller who immortalised this region when he and his famous dog passed through here with their transport wagons.jock of the Bushveld collage

Flood In 1846 the magistrate of Ohrigstad granted the title deeds to the farm, Grootvontjin  (Grootfontein) to a certain Mr P J Badenhorst who settled on the farm which became the birthplace to the town, Sabie.

 The area had water in abundance with no less than five springs on Grootvontijn alone. Mr Badenhorst later sold the farm to P.J. De Villiers for ₤17.50 (currently R 315);

He, in turn,  who in turn sold it a youthful Mr HT Glynn (23years ) for a princely sum of ₤600 ( R10 800)

big 5 in africa elephant

In Africa, the big five game animals are the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros.

Africa Big 5

south africa waterfall

The sounds of the falls stay with you as you wind your way closer. Suddenly the forest opens up and the falls drop into a pool.

South African Waterfalls

Truck

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Storage

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