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The quaint town of Kaapsehoop offers budget family accommodation which overlooks the Cape Valley, the name derived from it appearing like the Cape peninsula as its often covered in a thick mist, this allows visitors to not see the misty sub-tropical valley from the Kaapsehoop Accommodation.
The Kaapsehoop settlement was originally carried the named Devils Office or Duiwelskantoor but was changed in around 1887 to Kaapschehoop a Dutch name meaning Cape of hope. In 1888 Kaapschehoop started had its own local newspaper called the North Kaap Telegraph whilst twelve later the town included several pubs, two family based hotels, a few general dealers and a small school these where surrounded by clay and brick houses which no offer cheap accommodation in the Kaapschehoop and surrounding areas.
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Towards the end of 1800 gold was was discovered in Kaapschehoop but it was the large nugget dug discovered in a small tributary in De Kaap Vallei by a prospector called Bernard Chomse that lead top numerous miners having raised dreams and HOPE that they too would find their fortune that lead to the name by only in 1882 when a large nugget was discovered or Cape Hope.
Towards the end of 1883 about 175 speculators were digging for gold at the small area called Kodwaansplaat. Mining in Kodwaansplaat reached its peak in 1885/1886 when a larger gold deposit was found further down the Hoop Valley at the small town now know as Barberton. Together with better gold deposits in the Johannesburg area around 1880 the small town Kaapschehoop .
The MaKomati peop who previously inhabited the Kaapsehoop of area created structures stone, some archaeologies estimate that around 180’001 MaKomati people would have settled in the area in the Kaapsehoop. Whilst dating these rock structures is extremely inaccurate and a lot of research stay at cheap accommodation in Kaapsehoop whilst undertaking these studies. The budget friendly Kaapsehoop town with numerous self catering units is well known for wild horses which can be viewed from farm stay accommodation ion Kaapsehoop. Estimates vary between 143 – 198 wild horses in Kaapsehoop.
The horses are all that remain to remind us of the gold rush, Boer wars and the original cattle farming in Kaapsehoop. The herds of horses vary between 7 – 13 with a mature male stallion and strong matriarch mare whilst they roam about the various budget backpackers accommodation in Kaapsehoop. The horses are generate large tourist interest and those with an equine interest whilst those on a family holiday take advantage of the photographic opportunities the wild horses present in their natural environment.
Explore all the Lowveld has to offer. Our favourite things to do as a family are as follows:
- Spend the day discovering the wonder of the Kruger National Park
- Enjoy a picnic at Lone Creek Falls near Sabie
- Take a drive to Kaapsehoop and have pancakes for lunch amidst the wild horses
- Explore the beauty of the Sudwala Caves
- Chimpanzee Eden is the 1st and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa
- Get to know all about the diversity of snakes in the area at the Croc River Reptile Park
- Take a drive on the scenic Panoramic Route visiting Pilgrim’s Rest, Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window
- Experience the thrill of Africa’s longest Aerial Cable Trail at Skyway Trails near Hazyview
- The Lowveld Botanical Gardens are a wonderful venue for a family picnic