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Mokopane

Mokopane

Mokopane was previously known as Potgietersrus.

Mokopane is named after Chief Mokopane, chief of the Tlou tribe in the 1850s

Attractions

Also see the neighbouring towns

The Arend Dieperink Museum has an aloe garden of 212 species and more than 4000 plants. Aloes are in flower in mid-winter (June, July). The Percy Fyfe Nature Reserve is about 25Km from town.

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History


This area was first inhabited by the Tlou tribe. In 1858 a group of pioneers (Voortrekkers) founded the present town and named it Pieter Potgietersrus, which later was shortened to Potgietersrus. This name was changed in 2002 to Mokopane.


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Climate

Weather Weather Report for Mokopane / Potgietersus

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Economy


Farming: tobacco, ground-nuts, sunflower, cotton, rice, citrus, maize, millet, wheat, cattle Mining: tin

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