The province of Limpopo is home to Thabazimbi and its approximate 4 423 residents, an iron mining town that's name says it all; Thabazimbi translated means mountain of iron. This name stems from the large iron ore reef which was discovered by J.H. Williams in 1919. Subsequently, this mine has one of the largest mining shafts in Africa and has more than 2 million tons of ore mined from it annually.
Thabazimbi also attributes its charm from The Marakele National Park which is situated around Thabazimbi's characteristic Waterberg Mountains. This national park was however involved in some controversy, being a holding for some Tuli Elephants which were supposed victims of animal cruelty
Thabazimbi is also home to Kamp Staaldraad, the infamous training site for the Springbok rugby team prior to the Rugby world cup which occurred post the apartheid era. This camp lead to the re-administration and organization of the South African Rugby Union.
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