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The Week that was...

* Trips & Tours

* Top 25 towns in South Africa

* Noupoort

* SA Legends - (Ertjies Bezuidenhout)

* Pass of the Week

* Paraprosdokians


Trips & Tours

All our tours for 2021 are fully booked. We are considering running a Ben 10 Tour in the first half of December.

Send us an email if you are interested.


Top 25 towns in South Africa

According to SAVisas.com, these are the top 25 towns worth visiting. Note that the list is in alphabetical order.

This list is not necessarily the choice of MPSA.

  1. Clanwilliam (Western Cape)
  2. Clarens (Free State)
  3. Coffee Bay (Eastern Cape)
  4. Dullstroom (Mpumalanga)
  5. Franschhoek  (Western Cape)
  6. Gariep Dam (Free State)
  7. Graaff-Reinet  (Eastern Cape)
  8. Greyton  (Western Cape)
  9. Hogsback  (Eastern Cape)
  10. Kakamas (Northern Cape)
  11. Montagu  (Western Cape)
  12. Nieu-Bethesda  (Eastern Cape)
  13. Nieuwoudtville (Northern Cape)
  14. Nottingham Road (KZN)
  15. Pilgrim's Rest (Mpumalanga)
  16. Port St Johns  (Eastern Cape)
  17. Prince Albert (Western Cape)
  18. Riebeek Kasteel  (Western Cape)
  19. Sabie (Mpumalanga)
  20. St.Lucia (KZN)
  21. Sutherland (Northern Cape)
  22. Tulbagh  (Western Cape)
  23. Underberg (KZN)
  24. Villiersdorp  (Western Cape)
  25. Wildernesss (Western Cape)

Noupoort

(Featured Town)

The town of Noupoort was laid out on a portion of the farm Caroluspoort, and was administered by a village management board from 1937 and attained municipal status in 1942.

It revolved principally around the railways and is still used as a traction change-over facility from diesel to electric locomotives on the Noupoort-Bloemfontein line. It was serviced by Midlandia, a locomotive complex a few kilometers to the south of town, especially during the diesel era up to the late 1900s. Nowadays it links up with the electric line to De Aar, part of the main artery for iron ore and manganese exports from the Northern Cape through Port Elizabeth Harbour on the south coast.

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