Geography and History
Ermelo was established on the site of a church built in 1871 by the Reverent Frans Cachet. Today, Ermelo is a beautiful town in which there are wonderful scatterings of maize, cattle, wool and sunflower farms.
Anthracite, coal and torbanite mining also takes place here, being one of South Africa’s biggest mining areas of this type.
Ermelo has a range of accommodation options available ranging from Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses to Hotels.
The Nooitgedacht research station, situated 4kms from the town, of the Agricultural Department, conduct research into crop production and animal husbandry.
There is a diverse range of activities available in and around this area, including hiking and bird watching.
Other exciting Ermelo activities and attractions include the Anglo-Boer War Memorial, and the Paul Kruger Bridge over the Vaal River which, upon its erection in 1897, was, at 124m, the largest bridge in the region. The bridge is now a national monument.
There are many restaurants on offer in Ermelo to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
Ermelo has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.
For more information on Ermelo, please visit www.grass-and-wetlands-info.co.za.
|Ermelo Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||013 759 5300/01|
|Fax:||013 755 3928|