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The Lowveld areas experience a very hot and humid summer, with winters having pleasant warm days and cool nights. The Highveld areas experience warm summers and cold to very cold winters, with snow sometimes occurring. The province enjoys a summer rainfall, which normally sees thunderstorms occurring in the late afternoon. In the summer months, violent hailstorms occur with some frequency.


Shopping malls, antique shops, craft markets and art galleries abound as well as roadside vendors and stalls. Good buys include, fruit, coffee and tea from the Lowveld, local arts and crafts, hand-woven rugs, carvings and leather crafts. 


Only 4 hours drive from Johannesburg on N4 - East

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